The Speaker of the State of Osun House of Assembly, Honourable Najeem Salam has described the proposed creation of additional twenty-seven local government areas in the state by the state governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as a way to bring about unprecedented development at equal pace to the people at the grassroots level.
Honourable Salam stated this while receiving the 2013 Local Government Creation and Administration Bill from Governor Rauf Aregbesola on the floor of the House.
The Speaker ,who said that the new councils if created ,will not constitute a burden on the existing thirty local government areas in the state noted that they will serve as platform of effective and all inclusive governance at the grassroots.
Expressing the satisfaction of the state parliament with the way the state is witnessing massive development in all sectors under the leadership of Governor Aregbesola, Honourable Salam promised that the House would look into the bill and facilitate its quick passage into law.
Earlier, presenting the Local Government Creation and Administration Bill, 2013 before the House at the chamber of the House, Governor Aregbesola said the bill proposing creation of new local government areas is in line with the aspiration of the people and to bring government closer to the people.
Governor Aregbesola added that the bill is a means to reduce cost of governance and improve revenue generation to the state.
Meanwhile the Assembly had earlier passed the State of Osun Mass Education Agency Establishment Bill, 2013 into law through a motion moved by the Deputy Leader of the House, Honourable Afolabi Atolagbe and seconded by Honourable Folorunsho Bamisayemi.