From Kayode Olabanji, Okitipupa
The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has promised to urgently intervene in the recurrent sea incursion that has rendered residents in Ilaje Local Government Area homeless.
This was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Alao Babatunde. The legislator expressed sympathy with victims of the incident.
Property worth millions of naira were recently destroyed by the Atlantic Ocean which displayed over 2,000 residents of Ayetoro, a coastal community in Ilaje local government area of Ondo state.
The ocean surge which has led to loss of farmlands measuring about 20 kilometres in Ayetoro community.
The lawmaker who regretted the incident, assured that the NDDC would approach the natural disaster with a more drastic measure.
“It’s quite sad that our people have to suffer in the past years of an occurrence that could have been better managed.
“As stakeholders in the development of the Niger Delta region, we will not fold our arms while things remain the way they have always been. This is a time a drastic approach was put in place to manage this ugly incident.
“In the coming days, I will engage the management of NDDC on what can urgently be done to salvage the situation.
He urged residents to remain calm, saying help is on the way.