Ondo State government has reiterated its commitment to continue to aid agencies and organisations in the control of natural disasters in the state.
The state’s deputy governor and chairman, State Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Abdulazeez Oluboyo, gave the assurance while playing host to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Ekiti operation office, overseeing Osun, Ondo and Ekiti states in his office at Akure, the state capital recently.
The deputy governor, who expressed high hope that the Bill on the establishment of the Agency in the state would be passed into law after following due process, said the state government has taken needed precaution and would continue to follow preventive measures to avoid disaster rather than looking for remedies.
Oluboyo stated that the Mimiko-led administration would always implement programmes which would make life better for the people, protect properties and boost the economy in the state, even as he expressed gratitude to NEMA for coming to the rescue of victims of natural disaster.
He said that the government would support the agency and address any challenges that could hinder the progress of the activities of the agency.
Speaking on the relevance of the Agency, the deputy governor applauded its initiative to organise seminars to sensitise the public on preventive measures to avert disaster, particularly flood.
Speaking, the head operation, Ekiti, Mr. Saheed Akiode congratulated the deputy governor on his new appointment and prayed that he would succeed in the task ahead as he called on him to assist the agency to achieve its goals.
He lauded the Mimiko administration for its prompt response to disaster and the distribution of relief materials to victims, urging it not to relent.