Secretary to the State Government, Hon. Ifedayo Abegunde(4thL) with members of the board in a group photograph
By Kemi Olatunde
As a way of preventing mineral and environmental challenges in the state, the state government on Monday inaugurated the Ondo State Advisory Committee on Mineral Resources and Environmental Management Control.
The eight man committee members include Chairman of the board and Environment Commissioner, Mr Funso Esan, Secretary of the board, Mr. Sofoluke Olatokunbo and Mr Silas Godwin as one of the members.
Others are Mr Abiodun Adara, Mr Olomo Salau, Mr Folahanmi Rotimi, Mr Ogunleye Rotimi and Mr Ajayi Olakunle.
Inaugurating the board in Akure, Secretary to the State Government, Hon. Ifedayo Abegunde, lauded the Minister of Mines and Steel, Dr Kayode Fayemi for generating polices to reposition the solid minerals sector and enjoined members of the committee to work in tandem with the set objectives for overall development of the state economy.
While enumerating the abundant resources in the state, the state spokesman said the present administration of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu would not relent on its promises to fast track rapid development and investment promotion.
According to him, the creation and rebranding of ministries and agencies by the state government is a deliberate effort to ensure a sustainable economic growth and to protect the state from all mineral and environmental issues.
Responding, Chairman of the committee, Mr. Funso Esan, appreciated the state government for the opportunity given them to serve, promising on behalf of other members to do the work diligently for the benefit of the state government and its citizens.
The eight man committee is saddled mainly with the responsibility to advise the minister on mineral and environmental issues affecting the state and make necessary recommendations.