ORIGIN OF YABA LOCAL COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AREA.Nov 7th, 2011 | By Akinlade Dada | Category: Lead Story, NEWS
Yaba Local council development area as it is today has its secretariat at 198, Herbert Macaulay Street, Yaba. It was carved out of the old Lagos Mainland local government which was created in 1977 as a separate Local government following the national reform of Local government in September 1976. Lagos Mainland carved out of Lagos city council which administered the Lagos Metropolitan city; this consists of Lagos Island and Lagos Mainland. So with the creation of of three more Local government on the 27th August 1991, the former lagos mainland was re-constituted with Surulere carved out of it.
Yaba Local council Development area as one of the Thirty Seven (37) newly created Local council Development areas was created out of Lagos Mainland by the administration of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu after the state assembly passed a law creating new local council Development areas.
The present Yaba local council area wears an urban setting; some part however mirrored rural features and these areas are simply reffered to as blighted areas like Makoko and Iwaya. Nonetheless, Yaba Local council development area is the commercial nerve centre for all regardless of their political and cultural affiliations.
Yaba Local council area is host to the largest number of Tertiary Institutions of all Local Governments in the whole federations. It houses Yaba College of Technology, University of Lagos Akoka, Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka, Lagos state College of Health Technology Harvey Road Yaba among many others.
The Newly Renovated Yaba Local Council Development Area Secretariat