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Owo Church Attack: Govt. Constitutes Donations Oversight Committee

The Ondo State Government has constituted a 5-member committee to oversee the judicious management of donations by spirited individuals and organizations for the victims of the June 5 terror attack on St Francis Catholic Church, Owo.

The committee is headed by the Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Wale Akinterinwa while members are Commissioner for Health, Dr. Banji Ajaka; Commissioner for Women Affairs, Dr Adebunmi Osadahun ;  the Special Adviser on Union Matters, Mr. Dare Aragbaiye and the Parish Priest of St. Francis Church

According to the Commissioner, the Council approved that a bank account is opened to manage the donations by spirited persons and organizations to assist the victims. 

Mr. Akinterinwa said the Council acknowledged and appreciated the prompt response of  Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to the unfortunate incident by setting up and coordinating the State Emergency Response team led by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Banji Ajaka.

The Commissioner disclosed that the Government had also created a website www.owomemorial.com for interested members of the public to obtain authentic information on the attack.

Mr Akinterinwa informed that the council reiterated the need for amendment of relevant constitutional provisions and laws in the country towards safeguarding the lives and property of the citizens.

He said that the council also frowned at the inappropriate collection of multiple fees at the Akure Airport and subsequently set up a committee headed by the Deputy Lucky Aiyedatiwa to liaise with the management of the Airport Authority and address the issue.

Isaac Afolabi

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