Some of the 37 local council development areas (LCDA) in Ogun state are still battling with the problems of office accommodation, to serve as their secretariats, close to two months after their elected officials were inaugurated.
the LCDAS came into existence after the state house of assembly passed a bill legalising their creation last April, after which elections were held into the councils last October 8.
findings by Rockcityfm indicates 11 of the LCDAS, most of them in Abeokuta, the state capital, still have no secretariats
the affected LCDAS in Abeokuta, include the Abeokuta south east LCDA at Ijeun Titun, the Abeokuta south west LCDA at Ijeja, the Abeokuta north east LCDA at Ita Iyalode, and the Abeokuta north west LCDA at Lafenwa.
following this, the Abeokuta south east LCDA and Abeokuta south west LCDA are now operating from the Ake secretariat of Abeokuta south local government, while the Abeokuta north east LCDA and Abeokuta north west LCDA are using the Akomoje secretariat of the Abeokuta north local government for their operation.
also, the new LCDAS are depending on the staff of the 20 local governments redeployed by the local government service commission since none of them have recruited staff of their own .
commenting on the development, the state local government and chieftaincy affairs commissioner, chief Jide Ojuko confirmed to Rockcity fm that 11 of the LCDAS, representing 30 Percent of the 37 LCDA were affected by the office Accommodation crisis.
he said the remaining 26 LCDAS are operating from their respective secretariats, adding that serious efforts are being made for them to operate from their secretariats.
OJUKO expressed confidence that the LCDA would survive, despite the financial challenges in the country.Please subscribe to our newsletter