By: Toluwalope Akinfolarin
Ondo state government has constituted a state committee on palliative to cushion the consequential effect of the fuel subsidy removal on residents of the state.
Briefing journalists at the end of the State Executive Council Meeting, the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Pastor Emmanuel Igbasan assured that government will continue to place premium on the welfare of the people in the 18 council areas.
The Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Pastor Emmanuel Igbasan said government is aware of the hardship caused by the fuel subsidy removal promising government’s quick intervention in no distant time.
Pastor Igbasan said the palliative committee is headed by the Chief of Staff, Chief Olugbenga Ale who will soon convene a meeting to work out modalities on the estimate to be accrued to the state by the federal government.
The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Amidu Takuro said council has also approved some chieftaincy stools in Okitipupa, Ilaje, Ose and Akoko North East Local Government.
Takuro noted that council approved two warrant chiefs for the purpose of selection process of Olusupare of Supare Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government.
They are Olotoi of Olotu in Okitipupa, Olu of Igodan Lisa of Okitipupa, Olugbe of Ugbe Akoko, Olukaro of Ikaro in Ose and Maporure of Agerige in Ilaje council area
Also, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Pastor Femi Agagu said exco approved the construction of 4.75 kilometers selected roads in Igbobini and Agadagba Obon in Ese Odo Local Government area of Ondo State.
He added that the Ondo State Executive Council also approved 1000 metres concrete walk ways in Obe nla.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment, Oyeniyi Oseni said government has embarked on measures to reduce cases of flood incidences in the state.
Oseni called on the residents to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse on water ways and channels to complement government efforts at reducing flood in the state.