The lawmaker representing Ese-Odo State Constituency within the Ondo State Home of Meeting, Hon. Success Torhukerhijo, has expressed dismay over the alleged exclusion of communities from the bitumen map within the state by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
Torhukerhijo, who described the motion of the state authorities as unjust and unfair, acknowledged that Ese-Odo Native Authorities is the third largest council space with bitumen deposit in Ondo State.
In keeping with the lawmaker in an open letter addressed to Governor Akeredolu, the Ijaws and Apois, which make up Ese-Odo Native Authorities considered the motion as a deliberate ploy to reverse their positive factors by denying them of the accrued advantages of the exploitation of pure assets abound of their locality.
Within the letter obtained by DAILY POST, Torhukerhijo, who’s from the identical native authorities with the embattled deputy governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi informed Akeredolu that “Could it please your Excellency to know that following the invention of bitumen deposits by Shell “D” Carey in 1900, Igbobini has Nicely 307C whereas the deposit in Igbekebo with Nicely 308B is claimed to be the second-largest bitumen nicely in the entire world, amongst different Ijaw-Apoi communities with giant deposits of bitumen in Ondo State.”
The lawmaker added that with the accessible data and details, the anomaly needs to be instantly corrected in different to not create pressure and uneasiness in Ese-Odo.
Torhukerhijo maintained that “because the consultant of the folks, I can’t be moderately anticipated to maintain mute over a crucial situation of this nature. I, subsequently, implore you to instantly recall the bitumen map at present in circulation and proper it by together with all communities and areas of Ese-Odo native authorities with acknowledged and verifiable bitumen deposits so as to douse the rising pressure amongst law-abiding indigenes of Ese-Odo Native Authorities.”