Fayemi signs into law bill establishing 19 new councils in Ekiti

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ADO-EKITI – Gov. of Ekiti on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti, signed into law a bill for establishment 19 additional local government areas in .

Fayemi signed bill following its passage by of Assembly after approval was given to result of referendum conducted earlier.

The governor said the policy was not meant to set a trap for the incoming administration of the Governor-elect, Mr Ayodele .

Fayemi said he decided to create the councils to fulfill the promise he made to the people while campaigning for re-election.

He promised that the government would all noticeable gaps in the policy to ensure smooth take off of the policy before the end of tenure on Oct. 15, 2014.

Fayemi explained that the Assets Sharing Committee of the had visited the affected councils and submitted its report to him. [eap_ad_1] He promised to implement the recommendations in the thoroughly to ensure smooth take-off of the councils.

Fayemi added that the  people had been yearning for creation of additional councils long before he came to in 2010.

He then promised to do everything within the confine of the country’ Constitution for effective functioning of these councils before the end of administration.

“Soon, we will appoint transitional political functionaries that will begin the of  take-off of these councils for rapid development at grass-roots level where the bulk of our people live,” he said.

The Speaker of the Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin, said the decided to key into the policy because of the enormous role the local government was playing in the lives of dwellers.

“We know that local government forms a critical segment of our development strategy and we need to tap into our areas for revenue drive for development.’’ (NAN)