Ekiti State Government is set to create additional 18 Council Development Areas based on the recommendations of the White Paper Committee set up by the government.
The new council areas are to be created from the existing 16 local government areas of the state after the conduct of a referendum by the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) and consideration of the outcome of the referendum by the Ekiti State House of Assembly.
In a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mr Tayo Ekundayo, the 18 new council areas are to operate as Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) pending the concurrence of the National Assembly, which would accord them the status of full-fledged local government councils.
The new councils and their proposed headquarters as contained in the White Paper and approved by the State Executive Council are as follows:
i) Ado West Local Council Development Area- Okesha
ii) Ado-North LCDA——————————— Oke –Ila
iii) Ado-Central LCDA——————————– Ijigbo
iv) Ekiti North-East LCDA————————— Kota- Ekiti
v) Ogotun/Igbaraodo LCDA————————- Oke- Agbe
vi) Osi/Isokan LCDA ——————————— Ifaki
vii) Eka Meta LCDA———————————– Erijiyan- Ekiti
viii) Okemesi/Ido Ile LCDA————————— Okemesi – Ekiti
ix) Gbonyin LCDA———————————— Aisegba
x) Irewolede LCDA——————————— Iloro- Ekiti
xi) Irede LCDA————————————— Ipoti-Ekiti
xii) Ikere West LCDA——————————- Anaye
xiii) Ajoni LCDA————————————– Aiyedun
xiv) Ifelodun LCDA———————————– Igbemo –Ekiti
xv) Araromi LCDA———————————– Iyin –Ekiti
xvi) Ero LCDA—————————————– Igogo
xvii) Ifesowapo LCDA——————————– Bamisile Land
xviii) Ifeloju LCDA————————————- Ilupeju- Ekiti