Senator Tofowomo raises alarm over ocean disaster in Ayetoro




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By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Lawmaker representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Senator Nicholas Tofowomo, on Wednesday drew the attention of the Senate the need rescue Ayetoro community   ocean surge. 
Coming Order 42 and 52 of the Senate Rules, the lawmaker a motion considered on the floor, informed his colleagues that Ayetoro which known as Ayetoro floating the 1970s suffered a severe ocean current disaster which depleted the community, destroyed 308 houses and rendered many homeless. 
According the Senator, “Ayetoro which is part of the Niger Delta Region is yer receive any support the (NDDC); and the Oil Producing and Development Corporation (OSOPADEC) which overseas the Oil producing part of .”
“Regrets also that crude oil exploration companies which operate around the region its offices at Ilaje Local Government has not fared better
“Concerned that Ayetoro floating ’s major occupation is fishing, hence most of the have suffered losses of their fishing tools and this has rendered most of them helpless and ,” the lawmaker added. 
Accordingly, the Senate urged the (NDDC) and Government respond and assist the community as well as develop a master plan that includes building of ocean barriers control flooding and ocean surge in the region. 
The upper chamber while urging the Nigerian Maritime, Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to visit Ayetoro to ascertain the level of destruction in the community a view to proffer solution to prevent future occurrence; called on Oil Producing Companies to assist the community in rebuilding some of the infrastructure destroyed by the surge.