Ayodele Fayose, the Ekiti State Governor-elect, has reinforced his opposition to the local council development areas, LCDA, recently created by the outgoing state executive. Fayose said in a tweet that the creation of the councils was unconstitutional and that he would not fund.
“My position on the issue of purported LCDA creation is explicitly stated: they have no constitutional backing and will not be funded. While I am mindful that my mandate does not start until October 16th, I am also mindful of the potential time bombs being put in front of me,” he stated.
Governor Kayode Fayemi created 18 additional council development areas in the state, which he rationalised would bring development closer to the people.
Ado West, Ado-North, Ado-Central, Ekiti North-East, Ogotun/Igbaraodo, Osi/Isokan, Eka Meta, Okemesi/Ido Ile, Gbonyin, Irewolede, Irede, Ikere West, Ajoni, Ifelodun, Araromi and Ero LCDAs. Others are Ifesowapo and Ifeloju LCDAs.
Fayose alleged the outgoing government has launched into an employment frenzy that lacked due process.
“A government that sacked workers on spurious grounds has now turned round to employ thousands through the backdoor – this will be looked into," he said.