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The Ekiti State House of Assembly has passed the bill for the creation of 19 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the State. 

The passage comes 24 hours after the state governor, Kayode Fayemi, submitted the bill to the house for consideration.

It is titled “The bill for the  creation of new Local Government Areas in Ekiti State and other related Matters, 2021.

It was unanimously passed by the lawmakers at a  plennary presided over by the Speaker, Funminiyi Afuye, on Wednesday.

The proposed LCDAs are: Ado Central, Ado North, Ado West, Ajoni and Gbonyin, Ifeloju, Araromi, Ekameta,Ekiti South East and Ero. 

The approved  councils also included: Ifedara, Ifesowapo, Igbara Odo/Ogotun, Ikere West and Ikole West, Irede, Irewolede, Isokan and Okemesi. 

The Deputy Speaker, Hakeem Jamiu,  Majority Leader, Hon Gboyega Aribisogan and Hon. Ajibade Adeyemi, representing  Moba 1, in their respective remarks, lauded the initiative. 

Other members who lent their support were Yemisi Ayokunle, Ekiti South West 1, Stephen Aribasoye,  Ikole 2, and Tunde Idowu, Ikere 2.

Members of the Assembly were unanimous in their call for a speedy passage of the bill which amended the 2014 Principal law. 

They observed that the initiative would further ensure the delivery of the dividend of democracy to the grassroots. 

The lawmakers also passed the bill for a law to provide for the management of funds for the Judiciary arm of government in Ekiti State. 

The Judiciary Funds Management Bill is a bill for a law to provide for the management of funds of the Ekiti State Judiciary in keeping with the autonomy granted the Judiciary in the 1999 constitution as amended. 

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