The creation of additional thirty seven (37) Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs), added to the existing twenty (20) Local Government Councils by the Present Administration in Ogun State, was meant purposely for administrative convenience and to bring government closer to the people.
This was made known by the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, during the 2019 Budget presentation, titled, ‘’Budget of Enduring Legacy’’ at the Hallowed Chambers of the Ogun State House of Assembly Complex, Abeokuta.
Amosun said the decision to create additional thirty-seven Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) was to ensure adequate and practical solutions to the local needs of members of communities at the grassroots level through efficient performance of the Local Government Councils, which was aimed at delivering the dividends of good governance to the citizenry.
He stressed the need for continuous monitoring of projects being embarked upon by the fifty-seven (57) LGs and LCDAs, to ensure that the projects are people oriented.
Amosun reiterated that inspection and monitoring of the fifty seven (57) Local Government and Local Councils Development Areas (LCDAs), with special focus on Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of each Local Government Councils was essential, to ensure overall improvement in their activities and adherence with best practices in an enabling environment for business to thrive.
He said efforts were made for the establishment of Chieftaincy Tribunal in the State, to take care of pending litigations on chieftaincy matters and resolve issues relating to traditional institutions, for a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere in the communities and the State at large.