Ondo ocean incursion project not by FG – Akeredolu

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Ondo ocean incursion project not by FG – Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has  said  the Federal Government  is not involved in the efforts   to contain the surging ocean in Ayetoro community, Ilaje Local Government Area.

The  projected   was awarded after  many residents were  rendered homeless by the surging ocean.

Speaking with our correspondent on Monday, Akeredolu  said the project was an Ondo State project in collaboration with the World Bank and never had the involvement of the Federal Government.

According to him, the  state government will  pay its counterparts fund to the World Bank on the project.

Akeredolu said, “ The Federal Government has no involvement in it, it is a  World Bank project,  and we going to pay back the money. The Federal Government has no part in it; it is being done by the  World Bank and the Ondo State Government.

The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project Coordinator in the state,   Marcus Adewodun, said the state government had approved the first phase of the project.

He appealed to  Ayetoro  residents to cooperate with the contractor that would be handling the project.

Adewodun  said, “ The company’s  representatives will  start living with them  during  the course of their work in the area.”