Ayedatiwa moves to rescue community, light up Akure, major cities

* Eyes amicable resolution of LG/LCDA crisis

By John Odunjo

Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, on Wednesday approved an action plan on finding lasting and sustainable solution to the incessant ocean surge in Aiyetoro community in Ilaje local government area of the State.

The plan is to rescue the community from the ocean surge which has been threatening to consume it.

Ondo State Information Commissioner, Mrs Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, who made the disclosure while announcing developments at Wednesday State Executive Council meeting, said, “The
governor expressed deep concern over the challenges faced by the community over several years hence government’s commitment to finding lasting solutions to the sea-related problems.

“The government is actively working towards implementing measures that will not only mitigate the immediate impacts, but also provide a permanent and sustainable solution in order to safeguard the affected coastal areas”.

She said that the state government had also taken a significant step towards fostering economic development by approving the State Action Plan on Business Enabling Reforms (SABER) programs.

This, the commissioner said, included “an initiative to illuminate Akure and major cities in the state through a solar-powered project. The pilot project, having received Council’s approval, is set to commence immediately with sample installations underway at the front of Government House, Alagbaka, Akure.

Also speaking, the Commissioner for Environment, Sunday Akinwalire, highlighted progress in clearing refuse in the metropolis and the weeding of curbs, as well as plans to improve overall sanitation standards as part of efforts to ensure cleanliness.

The Commissioner for Justice, Sir Charles Titiloye, said the government, acknowledging pending court cases initiated by opposition parties regarding the appointment of caretaker committees for Local Government councils and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs), is committed to resolving these issues amicably through constructive dialogue with the relevant stakeholders.

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