17 Years After, Ogun Council Boss, Ogunsola Restores Electricity To Obafemi-Owode Communities

ABEOKUTA – Respite has finally come to the residents and Indigenes of Owojo village in Obafemi-Owode local government area of Ogun State, as the Council Chairman, Hon. Adeshina Ogunsola installed and energized electricity transformers in the village after 17years of darkness.

The council Chairman, equally provided motorized boreholes in Mabon, Gbalesun, Fodoko villages of the council area as steps to curtail the spread of cholera outbreak in the council area.

Ogunsola while commissioning the projects, said the borehole project was the desire of the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, who insisted that the people living in rural areas of the state should be provided with a quality source of water, as cholera is ravaging the lives of people due to consumption of poor water.

“Let me say here today, that these projects were part of our promises during the electioneering campaign. Most importantly, our amiable Governor, His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun, CON has keen interest in provision of portable water for our people living in the villages, as it is observed that having good water is a big challenge at the rural areas” said council boss.

He later visited Ogunmakin town, where an Electricity transformer nearing installation and energization for commissioning soon.

Receiving the Council Chairman in his palace on Thursday, His Royal Highness, Oba Taofeek Kayode Owolabi, Olu of Obafemi stressed that all villages under his domain have enjoyed impact of government, particularly on the provision of portable water since inception of his administration in Obafemi Owode local government.

Commending the government, Chief Alabi Akinmuyiwa, Baale of Mabon Village who is over 95 years of age said since he was a child, the community only relied on stream water, which is not hygienic but full of praises that motorized borehole became a reality during his life time in Mabon village and it is going to be of benefits to other neighboring communities.

In the same vein, Mr. Wasiu Owolabi one of the community leaders in Gbalesun Village explained the importance of the motorized borehole brought to their village as a big relief as it is,first of its kind.

He, therefore, appreciated the government for prioritizing their needs while appealing to the people of the village to protect and maintain the borehole in order to serve them for long.

Similarly, Mr. Folarin Samuel, Community Leader, Fodoko village expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done while thanking the government for coming to their aid in providing portable water for his community, while he pleaded for provision of electricity, as they also believe in government might.

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