Full List Of New LCDAs, Area Councils And Administrative Offices In The State Of Osun

  • LOCAL COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AREAS (LCDAs)
S/N  LOCAL COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AREA COMMUNITIES

COMPRISING LCDAs

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  OSUN WEST SENATORIAL DISTRICT
1 AYEDAADE SOUTH Orile-Owu, Araromi Owu, Motako, Mokore and adjoining communities excluding Odeyinka from the existing Ayedaade Local Government. Orile-Owu
2. AYEDIRE SOUTH Oluponna, Alaya, Adenlere, Lanye, Railway Station, Oke-Osun, Ilaji Parapo, Oke-oba and the adjoining communities from the existing Ayedire Local Government. Oluponna
3. EDE EAST Alajue II, (Ward 5), Olodan (Ward 6), Sekona (Ward 8), Oloki/Akoda (Ward 9), Loogun (Ward 10) from existing Ede South Local Government. Sekona
4. EGBEDORE SOUTH Ido-Osun, Egbedi, Iloba, Onibueja, Aduramigba, , Aduramigba,Temidire, Offatedo, Olorunsogo, Boripe Community, Olorunayo, Gbotaru, Olojo-Oke-Osun, Aje Market area, Plank Market Area, Bolorunduro Alapata, Igi- Gogoro, Animashun Avenue, Adewale Estate,Amnui Oke- Ibukun, Agaa, Oke – Ola, Boluwaduro, Ogunwuyi Estate Eesa Titun, Akiola and Prime Area from the existing Egbedore Local Government. Ido-Osun
5. EJIGBO SOUTH Ilawo, Adegbo, Ado-Orioke, Isundunrin, Ijimoba, Inisa I, Aato, Ogege, Osinmo, Igbon, Ika, Araromi, Iwata, Afaake, Inisa-Edoro, Ibogunde, Idigba, Olorin, Songbe, Osuntedo, Ajitena, Molosanowo  from the existing Ejigbo Local Government. Ilawo
6. EJIGBO WEST Ife-Odan, Owu-Ile, Masifa, Ola, Isoko, Aye, Oguro and Agurodo from the existing Ejigbo Local Government. Oguro
7. IREWOLE NORTH-EAST Wasinmi, Majeroku, Odeyinka,Bamidele, Dede, Molarere, Fidiwo, Balogun, Bamigbola, Oluboroku, Atamora, Agbongbon, Ajebo, Iwata, etc. from the existing Irewole Local Government. Wasinmi
8. ISOKAN SOUTH Ikoyi Ile, Asejire, Abidemi, Baale Ayo and adjoining villages from the existing Isokan Local Government. Ikoyi
9. IWO EAST Isale-Oba Quarters, Moleta Quarters, Oke-Adan Quarters, Gidigbo Quarters, and Oke-Oba Quarters etc. from the existing Iwo Local Government. Olomowewe
10 IWO WEST Oke-Oba I: Agberire, Aipate-Nla, Asipa, Oniyangi, etc, Oke-Oba II: Ogoru, Adan/Elemo, Oyediran, Agoro, Papa, Idi-Iroko, Akinleye, Patara, Oloba-Ogundiran, Anarun, Adepiti, Alagbon, Ologun-Ebi, Oloola, etc. from the existing Iwo Local Government. Agberire
OSUN EAST SENATORIAL DISTRICT
11 ATAKUMOSA EAST CENTRAL Iwara, Igangan, Iwikun, Iyinta, Asuku, Owode, Olopon, Ajegunle, Ajumobi Alaago, Faforiji, Omiodo, Erinsebija, Agbon Jegede, Araromi, Ajebamidele, Erinburo, Atorin, Ayinrin Adedeji, Lapaede and other adjoining communities from the existing Atakumosa East Local Government. Iwara
12 ATAKUMOSA WEST CENTRAL Ifewara, Ogogo, Gbabiaka, Jagun, Orunto, Kuku, Ilode, Ikogun, Egudu, Ijana Iyemogun, Ileki, Epe, Igun, Iyere, Ajeoku, Abepe, Itagunmodi Bowaje, Owena, Alaba, Araromi, Oke Ipa, Asegbo and Ariye Arigbabu from the existing Atakumosa West Local Government Ifewara
13 IFE CENTRAL WEST More-Ojaja ward, Ilare 1, Ilare 2, Ilare 3 and

Ilare 4 from the existing Ife Central Local Government.

Elefon-Owaa
14 IFE OOYE Okerewe Ward 1 (Okesoda, Iloro, Moremi, Ifedapo, Itamerin); Okerewe Ward 2 (Gbodo, part of Enuwa, part of Ajamopo, Aiyetoro, Itakogun);Okerewe Ward 3 (Ogbonya, Mopa, Iyekere, Oroto, Arubidi, Omiokun, Texaco, Ondo Road, Olurin, Apata 1, 2 & 3, Erefe, Ita-Osa, Olugbodo, Atiki, Temidire, Oke-Igbala) and Yekemi Ward (Yekemi, Coker, Abata Egba, Wanikin, Iyanfoworogi, Aroko), Owoeye and Safajo from the existing Ife Central Local Government. Ita-Oosa

 

15 IFE NORTH EAST Modakeke from the existing Ife East Local Government. Modakeke
16 IFE NORTH WEST Moro Ward (Moro Community, Eleweran, Olukotun, Akindele, Foreign Links, Deeper Life Camp, Odu Compound, Osun Aro, Alasa, Atere, Aiyepe) Edun-Abon Ward 1 Olosin, Agbe Baale, Agbe Idowu, Aba Afon, Balogun, Oodofin, Alalubosa) and Edun-Abon Ward 2 (Ogbirigbiri, Ejemu, Moroyin, Oloba, Apesikiti, Tonkere Orile, Elemu, Amoloye, Alagba) from the existing Ife North Local Government. Edunabon
17 IFE SOUTH WEST Olode Ward(Awolowo Town, Idera, Aba Oyibo, Sekondi, Odemuyiwa, Agbonbiti, Nathaniel, Balogun, Elewure, Omidi Onipetesi, Eleweran, Adereti, Ere) ; Aye Ward (Aye Oba, Ogbagba, Ajebandele Lukosi, Aba Iresi, Olodo, Amodo, Atere, Idi-Ogun Sanni, Olowokere, Atiba & Idi Ako) Osi Ward( Akeredolu, Olorombo, Isoya, Esera, Osi Okero, Osi Sooko, Agbonkuta, Aba Edunabon, Ara Oosa, Andu, Ara Joshua, Amusan, Aluti Erin, Kajola, Sanmi, Omi-Korede, Ara Akinloye & Albert. Kere Ward (Ladugbo Ogunleye, Camp, Kere, Iponrin, Apon Mode, Obutu, Olonda, Aworele, Apata Oloko, Aba Afa, Alasa Kan, Amu, Ologede, Olomu Oja, Olomu Aba, Adereti & Araromi Oke-Odo, Apoje, Lowoka, Idi Ahun, Aagbala, Olorombo, Onipanduku, Abeji & Onigbin.

Abiri Ogudu Ward (Ilu Ooni, Toba, Aba Oba, Ogudu, Abiri, Elekolo, Arokomo, Ogogo, Kajola, Ita Marun, Gborogboro & Daranijo) and Gbafaari from the exisiting Ife South Local Government.

Awolowo Town
18 ILESA NORTH-EAST Imo Area (Fasoro, Kajola, Alejolowo, Ifelodun, Ireakari, Iwajowa, Oloruntedo, Fadahunsi, Fadogba, Ireposun, Adebayo Abon, Olufemi, Omi-asoro, Akinola Komolafe, Iloko Road, Abulenla Orita Iloko, Ayeni Araromi, Omiasoro, Adecome st., Oloruntedo orita-iloko, Odeyemi st. Orita-iloko , Onimo St), Ifosan/Oke-Eso Area(Ifosan, Igbaye Obembe, Igbaye Akoloso, Igbaye Ladegbaye, Igbaye Ajeri, Igbaye Lemodu and Oke-Eso), Iloro Area(Woye, Iloro, odundun, Idio, Idifi, Anaye), Ijamo Area(Ijamo lane, Idi-ose market, Ijamo street and Ita-ogo). Okesa Area (Araromi okesa, Okesa, Ogbontuntun, Kobinu, Ogbonokun, Okesa C.A.C, Abuletagba, Olorunsogo & Obokun Avenue) from the existing Ilesha East Local Government. Imo
19 ILESA WEST CENTRAL Egbe-idi, Powerline, Omi-Eran, Oke-Ola, Ayeso, Odo-Iro, Ereja, Isokun, Isinkin, Odo-Esinra, Adeti, Ogbonagbede, Ikoyi, Aragan, Idasa  from the existing Ilesha West Local Government. Ereja Square
20 ORIADE SOUTH Ikeji-Ile, Ira, Ikeji-Arakeji/Owena- Ijesa, Apoti/Dagbaja/Eti-Oni, Ipetu-Ijesha I, and Ipetu-Ijesha II from the existing Oriade Local Government. Ipetu-Ijesha
OSUN CENTRAL SENATORIAL DISTRICT
21 BOLUWADURO EAST Igbajo and Iresi from the existing Boluwaduro Local Government. Ajoda
22 BORIPE NORTH Iree, Ada, Aagba and Ororuwo Communities from the existing Boripe Local Government. Iree
23 IFELODUN NORTH Ward 6, Ward 7, Ward 8 and Ward 12 Eweta

 

 

24 ILA CENTRAL Part of Ila-Orangun (Iperin, Okejigbo, Oke-Aloyin, Eyindi, Oke-Ofa), Faje Obalogbo,       Gaa Obalumo and Dindin Obaloja from the existing Ila Local Government. Magbon
25 IREPODUN SOUTH Erin-Osun and its environment, including Alamo, Oke-Awesin, Moje, Akanbi, Mokin, Gaa Sheriki, Obalufon, Arowojobe, Alagbon, Agbandada, Mosadope, Gaa Olumo, Gaa Alfa, Iloba Erin from the existing Irepodun Local Government. Erin-Osun
26 OBOKUN EAST Esa-Oke, Esa-Odo, Ilare, Otan-Ile, Imesi-Ile, Igigun, Iketewi, etc. from the existing Obokun Local Government. Ilare
27 ODO-OTIN NORTH Oyan, Ila-Odo, Ijabe, Paraoye, Ashi, Gaa Lagbedu, Asaba, Igbotele, Alapata, Ekun, Lapiti, Ejigba, Konta, Koko, Gaa Babatunde, Aketa, Ayore and Ajioko  from the existing Odo-Otin Local Government. Oyan
28 ODO-OTIN SOUTH Inisha, Agbeye, Ore, Iyeku, Aganju, Oloola, Ologungun, Awuru, Eleshin-Funfun, Olokunmodo, Omu-yadun, Kosemoni, Komolafe, Ologede, Olugbokun, Akunyun, Oke-Omo, Subokun, Oke-Ogun, Oke-Odo, Odesado, Laarin, Ikupelete, Boripe and Ojubo from the existing Odo-Otin Local Government. Inisha
29 OLORUNDA NORTH Orita LAMECO, Iso Eran Iso, West By- Pass (only left hand side of the road from LAMECO) Ansarudeen Grammar School, Kelebe, Testing  Ground, Abidogun, Powerline, Ota- Efun Agunbelewo, State police Headquarter, Islaudeen Middle School, Alatori/Olude, Mallam Tope, Ayekale, Kelebe, MOPOL Base, Ota-Efun, Dagbolu, Oba-Ile, Oba-Oke and Ilie, Agunbelewo and Alatori  from the existing Olorunda Local Government. Ota-Efun

 

30 OSOGBO SOUTH From Osunjela bridge by the left from Ilesha, Sodiq Adeleke School, Owode by the left, Irepodun Village, Ajenisua, Alajaloge, Lasinmi, Agric Oke-Osun, Oke-Pupa, Fountain University, Muslim & Timehin middle School, Osun Shrine, Jameegbo, Store, Ataoja Palace, Isale Agbara, Alawe, Akolodo, Oke-Ayepe by the left, St Charles High School, Ife-Oluwa Middle School, Ilesha Garage by the left, Ijetu Community by the left, Osogbo Community Central Mosque Area, Oja-Oba Police Station, Olaniyan Compound, Oke-Okanla, Popo by the left, Asubiaro, Odetoyinbo Building, New Ayegbaju market, PDP Party Secretariat, Karim Adedayo School, Heritage Hotel, Federal Housing Scheme, Ajagbemokeferi, White Plain Hotel, Zarah Guest House, SSS State Headquarters, Immigration Office, SUBEB Office, Osun House of Assembly Complex, Nigeria Television Authority, African Independent Television and State Secretariat from the existing Osogbo Local Government. Isale-Osun
31 OSOGBO WEST Nigeria Custom Service Office, defunct Living Spring Hotel, State WAEC Office, Federal High Court, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Ataoja School of Science, Ataoja Estate, Ataoja Police Station, Ori-Oke Pure Water, NECO Office, Sazo Hotel, Federal Road Safety Corps Office, GOF International School, Omigade, Amuloko Estate, Adebare Hospital, Ogo-Oluwa Filling Station, GTB, Baruwa Estate, Wole-Ola Estate, Ola-oni Centre, defunct Fakunle Comprehensive High School, Railway Station(Mandela Freedom Park), Alekuwodo, Olaiya Area, Akindeko Street, Oremeji Street, Sawmil, WAEC, Awosuru, Oke Arungbo, Capital Hotel, Rasco Estate, Tinumola Area, Oroki Housing Estate, Temidire Estate, Agunbelewo, Ideal Nest Hotel, Laro High School, State High Court Premises, Salvation Army Middle School, State Library, Afonta Area, Oke-Fia, Jaleyemi Hospital, Odo-igbo Catholic Church, St Clares , Adunmu, Isale- Aro, Baptist High School, Kaka, Isale-Ijebu, Station Road by the left, Egbatedo, Araromi, Otakiti, Ile Aro, Adenle Market, New Orisunmbare, Mafowurosere, Ajobo, Abake Hospital, Fagbewesa, Odi-Olowo, Oranmiyan House from the existing Osogbo Local Government. Awosuru

 

  • AREA COUNCILS
S/N AREA COUNCIL COMMUNITIES

COMPRISING AREA COUNCIL

HEAD-QUARTER
1 IFE NORTH AREA COUNCIL Famia1, Oyere 1 and Oyere 2 Oyere-Aborisade
2 EDE NORTH AREA COUNCIL Owode-Ede, Alusekere, Lapeleke, Obiri, Iseki Oloti, Fasina, Aroko, Odomburo, Housing Estate, Iso-Isu, Lamoola, Alawo, Agbarabiada, Aranyin, Balogun Olukolo, Tenke, Obiri, Parakoyi,Olukuewu, Moteji, Aregba, Idi Oloke Apena, Oke Yidi, Muslim Cemetery, Gaa Elegun, Faosun, Onimalu, Abere Town, Oladunjoye, Agodo, Araromi, Elere, Alabiye, Kajola, Araromi, Gbadejoko, Joko, Aba Olasupo, Aba Oloogun and Adejuwon. Owode-Ede
3 IFELODUN AREA COUNCIL Ward 9, Ward 10 and Ward 11(Iba and Obaagun) Iba

 

  • ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES
S/N  ADMINIST-RATIVE OFFICE COMMUNITIES COMPRISING  ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE HEAD-QUARTER
1. OROLU ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE Diisu-Ayekale village, Owode, Ebu-oba, Agboro, Arohun, Asubiojo, Apata, lofintola, Gbogbo, Ejemu, Agbewe, Eleja, Alaiko, Gbena, Osun-eesa, Ijona, Okiti, Okiti-Alajo, Idiroko, Wale, Aketepe, Bara and other adjoining villages under wards 08, 09 & 10 of the existing Orolu Local Government area, Ifon excluding Laniyan (Molufon) Ikimo,Alagbaa, Asalu-onigari, Ekoro, Onigbohungbo, Abebi-janta, Sawmill, Ojeyemi, Ajibola and Engo village. Diisu-Ayekale
2. OKINNI ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE Okinni, Alapupu, Ibikunle. Igbokiti I

&II,Olobedu Woru I & II,Alatori, agbure, Aigbe, Aigbagban,Ojutu, Adeleke Estate and Oke Agunbelewo

Okinni

 

Dodo Ikire And Its Economic Value

By Olawale Jelilat

The search for a more robust and sustainable economy continues in the face of the persistent drop in the global price of oil, which has unequivocally continues to affect revenue generation capacity of the country.

Taking a reactive measure to salvage the current situation seems to be the only logical option.

The state of Osun, southwest Nigeria, is apparently not left out of the financial downturn that hit the Africa’s largest economy,

Most states of the federation are now financially crippled.

As expected, most of these states, including Osun, have started to look inward to see how the current financial crunch plaguing the system can be tackled.

To this end, the need to invest in local businesses and empower the brains behind such enterprises, becomes imperative, to improve the internally generated revenue of the state, to complement the little accrued from the falling federal allocation.

One of such businesses is ‘DODO IKIRE’ a special appetizer /plantain spice made in IKIRE, a community in IREWOLE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA of Osun state.

Dodo Ikire seller
Dodo Ikire seller

A gate way to the state, and a close boundary to Oyo state.

Obviously, named after the town ‘DODO IKIRE’ the economic value of this locally made appetizer to the community and the state at large should not be underestimated.

Ajilo compound in Ikire plays host to the major producers of  DODO IKIRE in the community.

Both young and old in this compound, participate in the production of this product that is made from mostly plantain and other suitable bananas.

A 70year-old Madam Wulemotu Olaniran , has been in the business for a very long time. She speaks on the production of Dodo Ikire and its level of patronage.

” We use plantain, and other suitable bananas. We use Palm oil and vegetable oil to fry it. And we have clients abroad, who usually request for it, from time to time’

She said her children are not fully into the business, but they help while they are around before seeking greener pasture.

“our children help us here, when they are still looking for another job. we use the money realized from the selling of Dodo ikire, to send our children to the school“

 

 

Most sellers of Dodo Ikire hawk along ife\ibadan express way to sell for the travelers.

Abidogun shayo, is a young able boy, and he’s engaged in the selling of DODO IKIRE alongside other young people, who make their legitimate money from the business.

“We make at least three to four thousand Naira daily as profit, and we often safe the money for our education and new business”

Buyers and lovers of this great spice believe there is need for the producers to extend their scopes of business beyond the shore of ikire and osun at large.

If the state government could empower Dodo Ikire producers in order to attain large production /quantity, this might as well be a hidden treasure which will improve the internally generated revenue of the state.

Since, the state government is already going above and beyond to ensure a better living condition of its citizenry and meet the financial yearnings of all, perhaps diversification of the economy would be a good thing in this trying time.

Empowering the people involved in this business, might be a good start towards enlarging their coast, which may eventually bring about a drastic boost in their earnings, and as such contribute to the economy of the state.

Aregbesola Names Auditorium After Oyinlola

…charges Nigeria Universities to impact positively on the society, names auditorium after Oyinlola

The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Tuesday called on Universities in the country to impact positively on the Nigerian society‎ rather that the role of just admitting students and awarding certificates at the end of their academic exercise.
The Governor while giving the charge ‎at the fourth and fifth convocation ceremonies of University of Osun at the University’s convocation arena, main campus, Osogbo also named the university auditorium after the former Governor of the state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.
He held that university education  should be a sector that should impact on the society, saying the country ‎is daily beset with life threatening challenges in wars, hunger, diseases that are defying solutions.
‎Aregbesola also admonished Universities to be prepared in providing leadership for the country to be able to overcome it’s present economic challenges.
 
He stressed that their will be hope for Nigeria if Universities in the country start preparing students for a self-reliant post-graduation life and guiding society with the ideas and philosophy of change, science, technology, finance and entrepreneurship.
 
‎”Our universities are primarily suffering from the crisis of mission. While they may have beautifully crafted mission statement, in practice, they are giving the impression that their raison d’etre is to admit students and award certificates to them at the end of their studentship.
‎”How impactful on our society and governance have these institutions been? We are daily beset with life threatening challenges in wars, hunger, diseases that are defying medical solutions, homelessness and just anything imaginable. Of course, it could have been worse.
‎”Where there is no vision, the people perish, says the holy writ. Lack of mission consciousness inevitably leads them to in-fighting and other self-inflicted crises.
“It is therefore the case that apart from graduating students, another veritable product of Nigerian universities is jostling for power, influence and resources with factions as many as there are faculties and petitions as powerful and numerous as academic journals. Where there is no vision, the people perish, says the holy writ,” Aregbesola said.
‎The Governor chided most Nigerian University for relying on grants and subventions, adding that no serious institution will think of surviving with subventions.
He said, “Most universities are underfunded. They rely mostly on subventions from their proprietors. Yet, there is nowhere in the world where a good university lives only on subvention.
“One of the disingenuous ways to fill the gap is to charge exorbitant tuition fees. While tuition is universal, it is lazy and unimaginative to make this the basis for generating revenues to sustain a university.
“Universities must learn also to generate revenues through endowments and creative revenue yielding ideas in patents, copyrights and so on”. Aregbesola stressed.
In his speech, the Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Jelil Oguntola Alamu, remarked that the University has been sustaining it’s reputation as an institution purposely established to promote academic excellence and sound moral education.
He revealed that the University has continued to grow in leaps and bounds with the recent accreditation of six more programmes by the National University Commission, bringing the programmes the school is running to 32 mature academic programmes.
Professor Oguntola equally disclosed that the university has become a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) as well as signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
According to the Don, the school also excelled both nationally and internationally as students of the state, who participated in debating competition organised by African Regional Inter-University Debate Competition organised by UNESCO, came 3rd overall.
“Osun State University continues to sustain it’s reputation as an institution established to promote academic and moral standard.
“My greatest joy today is the relative peace and high level of academic excellence attained by the institution since I became the Acting Vice Chancellor about a year ago.
Barring all odds, the University successfully completed 2014/2015 academic session promptly without any form of interruption in our academic calendar,” Prof Oguntola said.
In his valedictory speech, the overall best student of the institution for 2013/2014 session, Adeyemo Kazeem Adekunle, was full of appreciation to the Government of Osun for the establishment the University.
Adekunle, with the best CGPA of 4.7 from Civil Engineering Department, commended Osun Government for catering for thousands of students from Osun and other adjoining states.
He stated that the school will continue to serve humanity in numerous significant ways as long as it is in existence.

New LCDAs Will Constitute No Financial Burden On Us

*Confirms creation of 31 new LCDAs, 3 Area Councils, 2 Administrative Offices

The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Tuesday said that his administration will make ‎judicious use of its revenues in such a way that increasing the number of councils will least constitute any financial burden.

This was even as he dissolved the management committees of the existing 30 Local Councils and Area Office  and their Executive Secretaries, deputy executive secretaries, members, Special Advisers and other functionaries.

The Governor stated this in a state‎ broadcast to the people of the state on the creation of additional 31 Local Council development Areas, 3 area Councils and two administrative offices.

The request for additional local councils by the people of the state after several legal procedures was sent to the state House of Assembly in form of an executive bill.

The House looked into the bill, set up a committee and subsequently, a referendum was held on February 19, 2015 in which the people of the state overwhelmingly gave a Yes vote on the bill.

The House passed the bill creating 31 new Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs), three Area Councils and two Administrative Offices, signed into law by the governor.

Aregbesola, speaking on why the state is creating more councils at this special time of financial challenges, held that his administration has given it sufficient consideration, saying he has put in place procedures that will cost less and safe money thus bringing rapid development.

He added that the primary responsibilities of the newly created councils are to bring development to the people, market management, revenue mobilisation and generation among many others instrumental to the yearnings of the people.

The Governor stated that the state will be saving huge cost with the new system adding that the same number of staff will still run all the councils and no new appointments will be made to existing ones.‎

He hinted that the entire local government system will be managed by Council Managers for three months, adding that managers shall be appointed and deployed by Local Government Service Commission from among the substantive grade level 14 officers in the local governments.

‎He said, “Many would be wondering and asking: why create more councils at this special time of financial challenges? We have also given sufficient consideration to this. With this new parliamentary system, it will cost less to run the new councils and save a lot of money for the government than in the past.

“The primary responsibilities of our new local government system are sanitation, market management and revenue mobilisation and generation. This is consistent with local government administration worldwide.

“The beauty of this new system is its parliamentary nature, which requires the chairman and the vice chairman to be elected by the councillors from among their own ranks, thereby saving cost,” The Governor told the people of the state.

He added that the creation of additional local government should not be seen as being alien in the sense that In advanced western democracies, the local government controls the police and provides many municipal services to the people.

The Governor also highlighted the importance of the local government, saying that the usefulness of this smallest tier of government  cannot be overstated.

According to him, “It is where the government is designed to be closest to the people. While you need to follow some protocols for reasons of security and tight schedule before having an audience with a minister, a state governor or the president, you can walk in on your local government chairman or other officials of council.

“Also, because the geographical space of the local government makes it the smallest unit of administration, it is easier to get things done at this level. The local government is also the ideal training ground for political leadership”.

Text Of Ogbeni’s Broadcast On Creation Of 31 LCDAs, 3 Area Councils & 2 Admin Offices

BROADCAST BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF OSUN, OGBENI RAUF AREGBESOLA, TO THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE ON THE CREATION OF 31 LOCALCOUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AREAS, THREE AREA COUNCILS AND TWO ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES ON TUESDAY MARCH 8, 2016

 

My good people of Osun,

I am very happy to announce to you certain changes we are making at the local government system, in answer to the legitimate demands you have placed before us.

The importance of the local government cannot be overstated. It is where the government is designed to be closest to the people. While you need to follow some protocols for reasons of security and tight schedule before having an audience with a minister, a state governor or the president, you can walk in on your local government chairman or other officials of council.

Also, because the geographical space of the local government makes it the smallest unit of administration, it is easier to get things done at this level.

The local government is also the ideal training ground for political leadership. A presidential candidate has to travel round the country’s 36 states and Abuja while a governorship aspirant must tour all the local governments in his state. However, a chairmanship candidate only needs to cover his local government and the councillor just his ward.

In a democratic society, a citizen should be able to contribute to the administration of his or her local government in a meaningful way more than is possible at higher levels. A voice can be easily heard and a little gesture can be easily felt at the local government, than at the state or national levels.

In the advanced western democracies, the local government controls the police and provides municipal services like housing and physical planning, environmental sanitation, water, markets, healthcare and education. Some of these services are already being provided by the councils. Though we are not fully there yet but we are on the path and if we keep at it, we will get there.

Our communities also recognise the importance of the local government in development. This is why their various traditional rulers, religious leaders, youth leaders, market leaders and women leaders never cease to ask us to expand the platform of the local government in order to enhance their participation.

We carefully considered their request and set in motion the process for acceding to their demands. On June 18, 2012 we inaugurated a committee headed by Prof Mojeed Alabi, a former speaker of the State House of Assembly, to look into the modalities for creating more councils in accordance with the wishes of the people. That committee received 71 memoranda requesting new councils. It wrapped up its assignment and submitted its report on October 26, 2012. In April 2013, we set up a review committee headed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, to look into the Alabi committee’s report. After this, we sent the request to the state House of Assembly in form of an executive bill. The House also looked into the bill, set up a committee on it and subsequently, a referendum was held on February 19, 2015 in which the people of the state overwhelmingly gave a yes vote on the bill. After this, the house passed a bill creating 31 new Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs), three Area Councils and two Administrative Offices. I have since signed this bill into law. The requests for new councils have been granted; all constitutional requirements have been met and the prescribed procedure followed to the letter.

My good people, I am pleased to inform you therefore that in place of the old order of only 30 local governments and an Area Office, we now have additional 31 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs), three Area Councils and two Administrative Offices in accordance with the requests which you democratically placed before us. The list of the new LCDAs, Area Councils and Administrative Offices, theirterritories and headquarters will be published soon and is also available at the State House of Assembly, Ministry of Local Governments, Chieftaincy, Water Resources, Rural and Community Affairs and Local Government Service Commission.

The management committees made up of the executive secretaries, deputy executive secretaries, scribes, members and special advisers have acted excellently, astutely managedscarce resources and faithfully served their communities. However, financial and other considerations have forced us to adopt a new parliamentary system which is compact, efficient and better, in the present circumstance. The management committees of the 30 Local Councils and Area Office are hereby dissolved and their Executive Secretaries, deputy executive secretaries, members, Special Advisers and other functionaries removed.

In the interim, the entire local government system will be managed by Council Managers for three months. These managers shall be appointed and deployed by Local Government Service Commission from among the substantive grade level 14 officers in the local governments. Grade level 15 officers and above at the local governments should consequently report to the Local Government Service Commission for further briefing.

Many would be wondering and asking: why create more councils at this special time of financial challenges? We have also given sufficient consideration to this. With this new parliamentary system, it will cost less to run the new councils and save a lot of money for the government than in the past.

The primary responsibilities of our new local government system are sanitation, market management and revenue mobilisation and generation. This is consistent with local government administration worldwide.

The beauty of this new system is its parliamentary nature, which requires the chairman and the vice chairman to be elected by the councillors from among their own ranks, thereby saving cost. We shall therefore be saving a huge cost with this new system.

In addition, the same number of staff will still run all the councils, as no new appointments will be made to existing ones. We shall make the most judicious use of our revenues in such a way that increasing the number of councils will least constitute any financial burden.

I will like to thank the executive secretaries of the 30 councils and area office that have just dropped the baton, for service well rendered to their communities, our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and humanity at large. They have been part of our development efforts and I am proud of them all.

I will also like to thank the honourable members of the state House of Assembly, especially the Speaker, Rt. Honourable Najeemdeen Folasayo Salaam, for meticulously and favourably looking at our proposal for a more enhanced council system.

I will like to thank you all, especially at the grassroots. These are my people, the farmers, women and women groups, market women and men, civil servants, teachers, senior citizens, traders, artisans, workers, students, transporters, drivers, commercial motorcyclists, traditional rulers, community leaders and religious leaders; for your support at all times, for your faith in us and your unyielding desire for increased participation at the local government. We are a great people and we shall not cease to do great things.

Let me remind you once again of the need to support the government maximally by paying your taxes, levies and dues.

I thank you all for your kind attention.

Osun a dara!

Breaking News: Gov. Aregbesola Creates New LCDAs In Osun

The Government of the state of Osun has created 31 new Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, three Area Councils and two Administrative Offices to replace the old 30 local governments and an Area Office formally in existence.

In an early morning broadcast, governor of the state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola stated that the state carefully considered request to create the LCDAs and set in motion the process for acceding to the demands.

“On June 18, 2012 we inaugurated a committee headed by Prof Mojeed Alabi, a former speaker of the State House of Assembly, to look into the modalities for creating more councils in accordance with the wishes of the people.

“That committee received 71 memoranda requesting new councils. It wrapped up its assignment and submitted its report on October 26, 2012.

“In April 2013, we set up a review committee headed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, to look into the Alabi committee’s report. After this, we sent the request to the state House of Assembly in form of an executive bill. The House also looked into the bill, set up a committee on it and subsequently, a referendum was held on February 19, 2015 in which the people of the state overwhelmingly gave a yes vote on the bill.”

He continued, “After this, the house passed a bill creating 31 new Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs), three Area Councils and two Administrative Offices. I have since signed this bill into law. The requests for new councils have been granted; all constitutional requirements have been met and the prescribed procedure followed to the letter.”

The governor also stated that the new local council administration system will cost less to run.

“Many would be wondering and asking: why create more councils at this special time of financial challenges? We have also given sufficient consideration to this. With this new parliamentary system, it will cost less to run the new councils and save a lot of money for the government than in the past.” Ogbeni Aregbesola stated.

Former Governor, Oyinlola Identifies Quality Education As Panacea To Robust Economy

Former governor of Osun state,  Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola  has identified quality education as the road to a future of economic prosperity for Nigeria .‎

Prince oyinlola made the remark at the UNIOSUN convocation lecture titled: “Sustainable Tertiary Education in Post -Oil Nigeria” delivered by secretary General,Association Of Vice-Chancellor of Nigeria Universities,professor Michael Faborode at the main hall of the institution.

“I must commend the timeliness of the choice of this topic at this period of general economic melt down caused by crippling low oil prices”.

“I am particularly pleased at the choice of the topic because it is very much in line with the founding philosophy of this university. This university was founded to be a self sustaining, development oriented and innovative institution.”

” As the pioneer Visitor of this institution, we believed then that a day might come when petrol dollar would no longer be available to fund government expenditure hence certain innovations in public education financing was introduced particularly for this university.”

“We said then that we were setting a goal for this institution to produce a Nobel laureate within its first 25 years. We were not under any illusion that a poorly funded university would achieve that great feat, hence those early decisions to set this university apart from others across the country that have remained eternally attached to the feeding bottle of public funds.”

“It is my strong belief that the road to a future of economic prosperity for Nigeria can only be paved with education provided in the right quality.”

The former governor  stressed that,” to get quality education for a future of fulfilment for Nigeria, the nagging question of how to fund it in a sustainable manner must be answered.

According to him: “the thematic choice of this lecture is as commendable as the choice of the person to deliver the lecture. You will agree with me that a message is as good as its delivery.”

” Professor Michael Faborode who will speak to us today on this topic is one of the very few academics in the country today with the right education, exposure and experience to show us the way forward at this critical moment.”

” I do not need to bore you with the fact that he is a professor of Agricultural Engineering, former Vice Chancellor of Great Ife, and incumbent Secretary General of Association of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities. It is trite that you cannot give what you do not have. This professor has what we seek today and, we cannot wait to listen to him.”

Also, Prof. Mike Faborode in his lecture ,charged Nigeria to combine use of large manufacturers and MSMEs, in order to tackle unemployment and attain its vision 2020.

He also described the embrace of industrial production as a compelling logical way forward for the Nigeria Economy.

He identified research, new knowledge/innovation and partnerships as keys to unlocking the inherent potentials of the Nigerian university system.

Faborode, who is a former Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University,stated that, diversification of economy to sectors like manufacturing, agriculture is the inevitable way forward.

He further maintained that “Nigerian higher education system and the nation itself are at cross-roads as there is need to build an effective platform and alliance for the revitalization of the system.

He lamented the  persistence decline in the price of crude oil and the sluggishness in the diversification of the economy to embrace more productive sectors.

Osun Assembly To Audit OSBC Finance

The State of Osun House of Assembly has said that the services of externally auditors would be employed to look into the finances of the State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC).

Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, Honourable Olatunbosun Oyintiloye stated this on Thursday at the committee’s meeting with the management of the state Ministry of Information, Home Affairs, Culture and Tourism and the OSBC.

Lawmakers said, there is the need to look into the details of the Corporations especially its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and expenditure to block all perceived loopholes.

According to them, the paucity of fund in the state and Nigeria as a whole demanded that all hands must be on deck to ensure that the government pooled resources to finance its programmes and policies.

Oyintiloye who commended the station in the promotion of government policies and programmes, said more efforts must be made to improve the level of IGR in the corporation.

He also assured that the Assembly would do everything possible to assist the corporation in tackling the whatever factors militating against its optimal performance.

Addressing the management of the Ministry of Information, Oyintiloye challenged the officials to do more in the area of grassroot mobilisation.

This, he said, would go a long way to allow the people at the grassroot know more about the activities of government to improve their lots.

Also speaking, a member of the committee, Honourable Kamardeen Akanbi said the government need aggressive publicity at the grassroot to enlighten the people about the efforts of government, especially at this critical period.

Other members of the committee, Honourable Tajudeen Famuyide, as well as Honourables Gbadebo Ibrahim and Azeez Olanrewaju, representing Iwo and Ifedayo constituencies respectively also charged the officials to do more in the enlightenment of the people about the activities of government.

The Permament Secretary of the Ministry, Alhaja Olajumoke Bello and the OSBC Director-General, Prince Soji Fadehan said more ingenious ways would be introduce to improve the system

51 |Students Bags First Class In UNIOSUN

The authority of Osun State University has disclosed that 51 students will graduate with first class in the combined 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 academic sections’ convocation coming up next week.

The University has also said it would graduate 3164 students from six Colleges of the institution for the two graduating set.

The Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof Oguntola Jelil-Alamu, disclosed this during the press conference organised as part of activities marking the fourth and fifth convocation in Osogbo, yesterday.

Prof Alamu who was excited by the number of students who graduated with first class in the university also expressed happiness over the performance of the graduates of the institution, saying they were already making them proud.

He noted that First class products of the institution had been completing their postgraduate programmes with distinction in foreign Universities.

According to the VC, in 2015, Olojido Oluwatoyin Esther bagged distinction in M.Sc. Accounting and Finance from University of Leeds, while Odesanmi Oluwatosin Racheal also came back with distinction in M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry from Loughborough University, stressing that the testimony was a fulfilment of the global competitiveness of their graduates, enshrined in the vision of the University.

While commenting on smooth and peaceful academic atmosphere in the institution, Prof Alamu said there was no record of violence which might have led to the clog in the wheel of the academic programme of the University.

The VC further said that the University had successfully completed 2014/2015 academic section promptly without any form of interruption in the academic calendar, saying “the stable academic calender had aided the pioneer graduates from the College of Law into the Nigeria Law School in October, 2015.”

While laying emphasis on the need for the graduates to be independent, Prof Alamu hinted that most of the graduates had been trained in various entrepreneurial skills.

Prof Aremu said in a bid to ensure that their graduates were independent, they had trained most of graduates and they would be collecting two certificate by end of the ceremony, the Bachelors’ degree Certificate and entrepreneurship skill set certificate.

Commenting on the quality of the teachers at the University, VC said the institution had very qualified lecturers which had tremendously improved the quality of the faculty and translated to globally competitive graduates from the university.

“Within the last of year, 29 academic staff bagged PhD degree from Nigeria, South Africa, Malaysia and United Kingdom”.

This University has another set of 29 academic staff currently at advance stage of their Ph.D programme in New Zealand, Australia, Germany among others.

He therefore vowed that the University would continue to sustain its reputation which according to him established to promote academic and moral standard.

The activities lined up for the convocation was the commissioning of the Central Research Laboratory by the Visitor to the University, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

The final convocation ceremonies will hold on 8th and 9th March, 2016 with the convocation lecture title “Sustained Tertiary. Education in Post-Oil Nigeria” to be delivered by Prof. Michael O. Faborode. While investiture of Chancellor and Award of First Degree (2014/2015 graduating set on March 9.

Police Keep 14 Stolen Goats In Custody

The Osun state police command on Monday said it intercepted and detained a vehicle loaded with 14 suspected stolen goats in Ede, Ede south local government area of the state.

Folasade Odoro, the command’s police public relations officer (PPRO), confirmed the arrest to reporters in Osogbo, capital of the state, saying the driver of the car escaped arrest.

Odoro said a police team sighted the vehicle with registration number Ondo XF 467 NND at Sekona junction in Ede, around 1am.

She said the driver defied the police stoppage order and veered off, revealing that a police team led by one Ajayi Sunday, an inspector, chased the driver from Sekona junction to Cemetery Area in Edun- Abon where the driver abandoned the vehicle and escaped before the police could reach the place.

The police team then drove the vehicle along the goats to the station.

The PPRO said the goats would remain in the police custody until the owner showed up, adding that police had commenced investigation into the matter.

Ooni Rallies Support For Development Of Ile-Ife

Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, has appealed to sons and daughters of Ife all over the world to assist in developing the town, declaring that Ile-Ife was now free of witches and wizards.

Ogunwusi said this on Sunday when he hosted Ife Klub 1, a group of eminent sons of his kingdom based in different parts of the country. The group was led by Ahmed Omisore, a former Lagos Lawmaker, who is the the chairman of the board of trustees of Ife klub 1.

“This Klub worked with my last two predecessors and is now working with me, so by the grace of God it will never disintegrate,” he said. “I must stress to you all that the wellbeing of Ile-ife is paramount to me because we are like the proverbial white chicken who doesn’t appreciate its value. Whereas, it is in its home that the chicken is not highly regarded, it is highly valued abroad.

“God himself resides in Ile-Ife and that is the truth. There are many Ife sons and daughters who the land has blessed but they abandon their roots. “They say there are witches in Ile-Ife that kill children, or that if they establish businesses at home, witches won’t allow them to prosper. There are no witches here that will disturb anybody anymore. They now want to have money and send their children to school too.”

The monarch appealed to his people to contribute towards the development of the kingdom, saying he is putting in his best to ensure that Ile-Ife becomes a leading tourist destination. “Some are making money in Ife, yet they don’t contribute anything to its development, rather they take their monies to Ibadan, Ilesha, Lagos, London and America,” he said.

“The Almighty has restored Ile-Ife’s glory and we must not let it go dim. So many people of Ife origin have refused to come back home and this is why we are making concerted efforts to put many things in place to attract them. “An example is the palace that we are redeveloping which will be an edifice of pride for all Ife people because it’s not only for the King. Tourists from far and near will come here and marvel at the fabulousness of this palace.

“They will also get to learn about our rich cultural heritage. Do you know that people from China, Indonesia and other far flung places visit the Buckingham Palace in England just to witness the change of guards? “Crowds troop the palace everyday just to see this and their culture is helping their economy. This is why I am surprised that even Ife indigenes seem not to cherish their heritage.

Plans are in motion already to reposition Ile-Ife but we should not leave everything to the Ooni. Those of you with businesses should come and establish in Ife.”