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Group calls for FG’s intervention in Ilaje as sea incursion ravaging communities

The Ilaje Development Summit Group (IDSG) has called on the Federal Government and the Ondo State Government to urgently intervene in the unrelenting incidents of sea incursion, ravaging coastal communities in Ilaje Local Government of Ondo State, a crude oil producing area.

In a statement issued in Akure on Friday, signed by the Executive Administrator of the group, Rev. Sola Adebawo, the group decried the neglect of the Ilaje communities in the coastal shoreline of Ondo state by successive administrations and leaving the communities to the mercy of the Atlantic Ocean over the years.

He noted that without urgent intervention, many communities in the area would cease to exist in a few years.

The group called for immediate  provision of relief materials and medical support to alleviate the immediate hardship of the people, and called on Ondo State Government to help provide temporary Shelter for the displaced.

As part of the group’s concerted efforts to drive the process and facilitate state actors engagement, Rev. Adebawo, announced the formation of an Intervention Committee, headed by former Chairman of Ondo State Civil Service Commission, Primate Afolabi Aboyewa, to coordinate activities aimed at supporting the displaced people in the affected communities as well as collaborating with government at all levels and all key stakeholders to alleviate the suffering of the people and to deploy a sustainable solution to the intractable problem.

It is instructive to note that many communities in Ilaje Local Government, such as Messe, Gbagira, Jinrinwo, Odofado, Abereke and others, have suffered incessant debilitating effects of ocean surge.  The most recent impact is felt at Aiyetoro, the hub of Ilaje  creativity and industry, where several homes have been damaged, and several properties worth over a billion Naira destroyed.

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