Ogun State House of Assembly has been asked to intervene in the boundary dispute between the Yewa North local government area and the Oke-Ogun Local Council Development Area, carved out of Abeokuta North Local Government.
The boundary dispute includes the control of the Olodo market and the cattle market, which are a major source of revenue, for the two councils.
Chairman of the Yewa North local government, Rasaq Adeagbo, called for the Assembly’s intervention, while hosting members of the assembly Local Government and Chieftancy Affairs Committee, who are monitoring the implementation of the 2017 budget.
The boundary dispute, according to him, is a major challenge facing his administration as it is affecting the council’s internally generated revenue.
Adeagbo explained that although the issue of dispute among various council areas is receiving attention from the state government, there is need for the state assembly to fast-track the process and ensure fairness in the whole exercise.
The committee’s vice chairman, Ganiyu Oyedeji, asked the state government to consider the implementation of the house resolution on boundary demarcation in resolving the issues of boundary adjustment in the state.