– EXCO approves pilot project for solar-powered streetlights for major cities
– Govt to engage stakeholders over LG caretaker committees
Ondo State Governor, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, on Wednesday presided over the State Executive Council meeting, during which critical issues of development were discussed and a wide range of actions approved for implementation.
Top among those is the approval of 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.
This was revealed at a press briefing after the EXCO meeting by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs. Bamidele Ademola-Olateju.
While addressing Government House correspondents, Olateju disclosed that the Governor expressed deep concern over the challenges faced by the community over several years, santioning government’s commitment to finding lasting solutions to the sea-related problems.
The government, she assured, 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.
Also, the Executive Council approved the immediate assumption of office by the newly appointed Oloje of Igasi in Akoko North West local government and the Ibini/Lebú of Ojuala in Ese-odo local government. Additionally, two warrant chiefs were appointed to facilitate the selection of a new Olusupare of Supare Akoko, and a new Arogbo of Akotogbo was also approved.
The State government has also taken a significant step towards fostering economic development by approving the State Action Plan on Business Enabling Reforms (SABER) programs. This includes 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.
On the issue of cleanness in the state, 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.
Also, the State Commissioner for Justice, Sir Charles Titiloye, said the government, acknowledging pending court cases initiated by opposition parties regarding the appointment of careraker 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.
In a somber note, the Council was briefed on the plans for the burial of the late former governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan,
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State.
January 17, 2024