The Ondo State Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has visited some erosion ravaged areas in parts of Owo to assess the level of devastation done by heavy rains.
The inspection which took the governor to Obanigbe and Igbamasa both in Ijebu Owo; Idimepen and Eyinogbe quarters where he described the degree of devastation as worrisome but assured of drastic measures to permanently curb the incessant menace of erosion in the town.
“Our people should be rest assured of prompt government action towards finding permanent solutions to the erosion menace ravaging the area”the governor said.
While promising to access ecological fund to construct bridges, culverts and drainages where necessarily, Arakunrin Akeredolu however called on the people to desist from dumping wastes into the drainage, an habit which has caused huge lose to residents.
Speaking to Government House Reporters, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Infrastructure, Engineer Raimi Olayiwola Aminu who conducted the governor round the communities, said long time neglect of the areas contributed to the current state of devastation.
He said desilting of blocked drains and excavation of channels through the use of amphibious excavator will be a temporary relief while construction of drainages and concrete channelization will be permanent solutions.
At each of the communities, the people trooped-out to welcome the governor and his entourage which include the Chief of Staff Chief Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Protocol Mr Tosin Ogunmodede and the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Infrastructure, Engineer Aminu Olayiwo.