Some conventional rulers in Ido/Osi Native Authorities Space of Ekiti State have appealed to the Committee superintending over the creation of Native Council Growth Authorities(LCDAs) to embrace justice and equity within the location of the LCDAs’ headquarters.
The standard rulers making the request embrace, the Olosi of Osi-Ekiti, Oba Oladiran Adewoye Agunbiade, Olugbole of Igbole-Ekiti, Oba Emmanuel Olugenga Ajayi and the Onifisin of Ifisin Ekiti, Oba Folarin Fabunmi, backed the creation of latest LCDAs from the prevailing Ido/Osi Council with headquarters in Osi Ekiti.
The monarchs represented by the Olosi in-council made the decision on Friday whereas addressing the committee on creation of LCDAs in Ado-Ekiti.
The monarchs in a paper expressed optimism that the committee would examine their request and do justice to it.
The standard rulers counseled Governor Kayode Fayemi for placing equipment in movement to think about the creation of LCDAs within the state to carry authorities nearer to the folks and for administrative comfort.
“The creation of an area authorities from Igbole-Osi-Ifisin axis will carry governance nearer to the folks and guarantee administrative comfort.
“This agitation has been on for a very long time and that accounted for the popularity granted Osi Ekiti when a brand new native authorities was carved out of the previous Ero Council and named Ido/Osi native authorities that’s inexistent at present”.
Additionally talking for the delegation, the Odofin of Osi Ekiti, Engr. Olaiya Faturoti disclosed that related agitations have been made and offered to successive governments and committees between 1955, 1995, 2003 and 2014.
Faturoti stated Ido and Osi had been the 2 paramount landowners within the native authorities since time immemorial.
” Ido-Ekiti has been the headquarters of the LGA in present since creation and Osi needs to be headquarters of LCDA to be created quickly within the spirit of equity and justice.
“We do not need the official determine of the variety of LCDAs to be created out of the prevailing 16 LGAs. Our place, nonetheless, is that, if any LCDA is to be created out of the extant Ido/Osi LGA, then an Osi LCDA, with headquarters in Osi Ekiti have to be the primary consideration”.
He stated Ifisin and Igbole Ekiti and few others have expressed their readiness to work with Osi because the headquarters of the proposed LCDA.
“In view of the settled historical past of native authorities administration in what constitutes Ido/Osi LGA at present, it’s obscure or argue any foundation why the headquarters of the proposed LCDA shouldn’t be in Osi-Ekiti”. The Chairman famous.
He urged the committee to take heed to the implications of no matter actions that will be taken, in order that such actions don’t run foul of the legal guidelines and the custom of the those who have existed from time immemorial.
“Inserting Osi-Ekiti below any smaller group, whether or not within the identify of citing of the LCDA, could also be rightly thought to be an try and denigrate and degrade the Osi Ekiti group and its revered conventional establishments”, he said.