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Newly Created LGs/LCDAs Would Be Listed In The Nigerian Constitution-Tinubu

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All the additional Local Government Areas created in some states in the country that followed due process would be considered for recognition under the Tinubu Presidency.

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu gave this assurance in a statement in Lagos.

He said the Executive arm of government will liaise with the appropriate committees at the National Assembly towards ensuring that the council areas created in conformity with the laws are listed in the constitution.

The statement, which was made available to journalists, was signed by the Director of Media of the Lagos State Chapter of the APC Presidential Campaign Committee (APC PCC), Mr. Kehinde Bamgbetan.

“When he served as the Lagos State Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu created additional 37 Local Council Development Areas in 2003.

“The newly created Councils provided a platform to fast track socio-economic developments at the grassroots.

“Despite withholding the council funds in Lagos for 22 months by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Tinubu was able to sustain funding of the Local Governments through financial wizardry.

“The council funds seized was later released by the late President Umar Musa Yar Adua to the administration of Governor Babtunde Fashola,” the statement read.

It was added that many states across the country also followed the antecedents of Tinubu in Lagos to create similar Local Governments in their respective states.

Tinubu was quoted to have stated further that former Governors Babatunde Fashola, Akinwunmi Ambode and the current helmsman, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, followed the trajectory and succeeded in conducting council elections into the newly created councils.

“Today, many public servants at the third tier of government in Lagos were able to build a career at the council as Council Treasurer, Council Manager, which is equivalent of level 15/16 in the civil service.

“Sadly, the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi who was also Governor of Anambra state for 8 years did not hold a single council election,” Tinubu said.

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