By Kayode Olabanji, Okitipupa
The Chairman, Ilaje Local Government area of Ondo State, Mr. Goke Jatuwase, has sympathized with the residents of Aiyetoro community over the sea incursion ravaging the area.
The Hope reported that Ayetoro community witnessed another ocean surge which destroyed several houses, schools, churches, markets, and businesses, while many residents fled the area.
Speaking with our correspondent in Igbokoda, Jatuwase appealed to residents to accept resettlement due to the recurring incidents pending when government will do the needful.
He said: “The local government is not folding its arms over the issue as the state government has partnered with the Federal Government to find solution to the impending danger in the area,” he said.
The council boss added that the multi-million Naira project design embarked on by the federal government to tame the ocean incursion has been completed, noting that what remained is the movement of the equipment to the high sea.
“But lack of access roads the sea to bring the heavy equipment to begin the project have been the problem.
“Ilaje has no motorable roads for heavy-duty trucks and the sea needs dredging to bring in the heavy equipment through the high sea because the sea was dredged last in 1975 or 1976 I think.
“I am appealing to the Federal Government and other stakeholders as a matter of urgency to do the needful for the sea surge not to wipe out the entire Ayetoro community.
“As much as I sympathize with the residents of Ayetoro community over the loss of properties and businesses, I appeal to them to accept resettlement from the
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