Aiyedatiwa ordered Prevention of Flooding with desilting in 18 LGAs —Commissioner, Takuro

…..speaks on Conducting Local Govt election.

Following an alarm raised by the NEMA and NiMET over impending flooding, Governor Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa has directed the preventive measures towards combating flooding across the 18 local government areas of Ondo State.

The State Commissioner for local government and Chieftaincy affairs, Alhaji Amidu Takuro, who disclosed this in Akure while speaking with newsmen, noted that the State government would do everything humanly possible to save the 33 newly created LCDAs recently scrapped with a court’s judgement.

Takuro said “I want to appreciate Mr Governor on his preventive measures towards the issue of flooding that has been forewarned particularly in the southern. Across the state now, if you’re moving round, there is de-silting in all the local government areas particularly in the headquarters.

“This de-silting is to prevent flooding. Apart from that, if you observe, some roads on the left and right are so weedy, the governor said there must be road verges across our roads. Not only that there are some areas that need channelization of our water ways,free flow of water during raining season.

“We have been able to identify about five to six areas and we area starting this week. These are the things the governor has mandated the local government to embark upon,” he said.

On local council Election, the Commissioner noted that “this is the government that believes in the rule of law. We cannot jump the gun because we must be very careful. This governor (Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa) has decided that there must be election in Ondo State.

“We have elected political heads in all our 18 local government areas. In a matter some weeks, you see the clear position of the government on this issue. We are only trying to clean out our house before making pronouncement so that it will not be subjected again.

On wearing of crowns, Takuro said “it’s just an affirmation of the existing laws of the state that prohibit any who is not an Oba to put on a beaded crown. Anybody who is a minor chief is not allowed to wear crown. Traditional institution is an institution that we cherish so much and value and we want to do everything humanly possible to protect the integrity, image and importance of that institution.”

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