Ondo Govt Takes Decisive Action to Halt Ayetoro Ocean Surge
In response to the persistent sea incursion affecting the Ayetoro community in the riverine area of Ilaje Local Government, the Ondo State Government, under the leadership of Governor Luck Aiyedatiwa, has initiated a comprehensive plan to bring an end to the ongoing ocean surge.
The commitment of the Aiyedatiwa-led administration to finding a lasting solution to the predicament aims to alleviate the suffering of the residents in the affected area. The decision was part of the deliberations during a recent State Executive Council meeting led by Governor Luck Aiyedatiwa in Akure, the state capital.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, stated in a release that critical developmental issues were discussed during the meeting, resulting in the approval of a comprehensive action plan to address the incessant ocean surge in Ayetoro community.
Mrs. Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, shared this information in a post-council meeting briefing.
She emphasized the Governor’s deep concern for the challenges faced by the community and the government’s commitment to finding lasting solutions to the sea-related problems.
Assuring proactive measures, the government is actively working on implementing initiatives that not only mitigate immediate impacts but also provide permanent and sustainable solutions to safeguard the affected coastal areas.
In addition to addressing the Ayetoro ocean surge, the Executive Council made other notable decisions. The immediate assumption of office by the newly appointed Oloje of Igasi in Akoko North West local government and the Ibini/Lebú of Ojuala in Ese-odo local government was approved.
Furthermore, the appointment of two warrant chiefs to facilitate the selection of a new Olusupare of Supare Akoko, and approval for a new Arogbo of Akotogbo, were also confirmed.
The State government, in a bid to promote economic development, approved the State Action Plan on Business Enabling Reforms (SABER) programs. Among these initiatives is a solar-powered project to illuminate Akure and major cities in the state. The pilot project, having received Council approval, is set to commence immediately with sample installations underway at the front of Government House, Alagbaka, Akure.
Addressing environmental concerns, the Commissioner for Environment, Sunday Akinwalire, highlighted progress in clearing refuse in the metropolis and the weeding of curbs. Plans are also underway to improve overall sanitation standards.
Additionally, the State Commissioner for Justice, Sir Charles Titiloye, assured that the government is committed to resolving pending court cases initiated by opposition parties regarding the appointment of caretaker committees for Local Government councils and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) through constructive dialogue with relevant stakeholders.
In a solemn moment, the Council was briefed on the plans for the burial of the late former governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.