The senatorial candidate for Ogun East on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has paid N25 million being the first tranche of the N50 million needed to provide electricity to Ogun Waterside communities.
The senatorial candidate presented the cheque to the Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, who in turn handed it over to the Corporate Affairs Manager of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, Mrs. Bolanle Onagoruwa.
While receiving the cheque, Mrs. Onagoruwa, said: “Prince Dapo Abiodun took it upon himself to partner with us and basically told us that his objective is that those Waterside communities should have power supply.
“We submitted the quotation to him which covers what we call the 33KVA line. It’s quite a long line that will end up in the Waterside. By the time we fix the line, there would be power supply in the area”.
It was learnt that the people of Ogun Waterside local government had been in total blackout for over two years due to poor connection, bad cables and faulty equipment.
But reprieve came the way of the communities when Abiodun, at the commencement of his political campaign, asked the people in different towns and communities of the senatorial district to prioritize their challenges. It was then he discovered that the affected communities had been without power supply for over two years.
After talks with the power company, the APC senatorial candidate offered to assist the IBEDC with N50m to enable it restore power supply to the affected communities.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiary communities, the Onisin of Ilusin, Oba Adesanya Taiwo Oseni, stated that “the power project is the most important thing we desire in the Waterside. Our sons and daughters don’t come home during festive periods and their major complaint is power supply. As this project is done, Prince Abiodun has written his name in gold in Ogun Waterside”.