ODSG to provide lasting solution to Ayetoro sea incursion
By Adedotun Ajayi
Ondo State Government has expressed its readiness to find a lasting solution to the sea incursion at the coastal community of Ayetoro in Ilaje Local Government Area of the state.
Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Bamidele Ademola- Olateju disclosed this during a press briefing after the State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
Ademola-Olateju said government is actively working towards implementing measures that will not only mitigate the immediate impact, but also provide a permanent and sustainable solution to safeguard the affected coastal areas.
Also, the Executive Council approved the immediate assumption of office by the newly appointed Oloje of Igasi in Akoko North West and the Ibini/Lebú of Ojuala in Ese-odo local government.
Additionally, two Warrant Chiefs were appointed to facilitate the selection of new Olusupare of Supare, and a new Arogbo of Akotogbo was also approved.
In a stride towards economic development, it was revealed that the State government has taken a significant step towards fostering economic development by approving the State Action Plan on Business Enabling Reforms (SABER) programmes.
This strategic according the council decision reflects the government’s commitment to creating a business-friendly environment that encourages investment and growth.
Highlighting a transformative initiative, plans were unveiled 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.
On the issue of cleanness in the state, Commissioner for Environment, Sunday Akinwalire, highlighted notable achievements during his address, specifically emphasizing the commendable progress in clearing refuse in the metropolis and the weeding of curbs.
Recognizing the importance of these efforts, Akinwalire underscored their impact on improving overall sanitation standards. The commitment to creating a clean and sustainable environment was evident in the strides made, reinforcing the government’s dedication to fostering a healthier and more visually appealing urban landscape for the residents.
Also, Ondo State Commissioner for Justice, Sir Charles Titiloye, shed light on crucial legal matters, acknowledging pending court cases initiated by opposition parties regarding the creation of Local Council Development Areas (LCDA).
Titiloye assured that the Council is committed to resolving these issues amicably through constructive dialogue between the involved parties.
In addition to legal matters, Titiloye emphasized government’s dedication to grassroots development.
He articulated the administration’s commitment to bringing governance closer to the people, highlighting that comprehensive efforts are underway to address the needs and concerns of the community.
In a somber note, the Council was briefed on the plans for the burial of the late governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, demonstrating a comprehensive agenda that encompasses governance, development, and honouring the memory of a respected leader.