The House of Representatives has promised to direct the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to shift attention to Ondo State as flooding continues to ravage many parts of the riverine area of the state rendering many homeless.
The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, made this known while reacting to a sea incursion from the Atlantic Ocean that sacked over 2000 residents in Ayetoro community in the Ilaje area of Ondo State recently.
The lawmaker vowed to compel the NDDC to intervene in the recurrent sea incursion that has overtime rendered residents of Ilaje Local Government Area homeless.
He said, “It’s quite saddening that our people have had to suffer in the past years of an occurrence that could have been better managed.
“We will not fold our arms while things remain the way they have always been. This is a time a drastic approach was put in place to manage this ugly incident.
“In the coming days, I will engage the management of NDDC on what can urgently be done to salvage the situation.”
It is worthwhile to note that properties worth millions of naira were damaged by the ocean surge.
The incident also led to a protest among residents of the area as they sought government’s assistance.