Gov. Akeredolu constitutes two Ad hoc teams to tackle flooding

By Ebi Perekeme

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has constituted two Ad hoc teams to carry out assessment tour of communities affected by flood in the state.

This development followed the flash floods that had adversely affected most communities, especially the riverine areas of the state.

The teams are for Ilaje and Ese-Odo local government areas.

Members from Ilaje include the Special Adviser on Niger Delta, Oyebo Aladetan (Team Leader).

Others are Gbenga Edema, Lucky Ayedatiwa, Otito Atikase, Olumide Ikuepenikan, and Felix Rawa.

Those of Ese-Odo are the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Olugbenga Ale as Team Leader.

Other team members are the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo; Permanent Secretary, Dr. Jibayo Adeyeye; Shadrack Ojo and Kele Bolodeoku.

The teams are saddled with the responsibility of ascertaining the impact of the flood; number of communities affected; public property affected and the extent of damage to communities.

Members will also suggest measures that could assist the state in its pursuit for succour from the Federal Government through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

According to the governor, the two teams must commence work immediately and report back not later than October 15, 2019.

Akeredolu expressed his deep concern over this national phenomenon, even as he shared in the pains of all affected communities.