Community development: We used to purchase water — Ogbomosho residents

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Akinlabi Afolabi, Ibadan

In the quest to ensure the availability of quality water in the state, the people of Lagbedu and Arada Market Ogbomosho south local government, have expressed their gratitude toward the Oyo state-led administration of Engr. Seyi Makinde, who has fulfilled promises by providing borehole water supply to the people of the community as they had been purchasing water to meet  their demand in the community.

This was made known to the Caretaker Chairman of Ogbomosho South Local Government, Hon Oyedokun Oyeniyi Timothy while commissioning the two borehole water sytems on Tuesday in Ogbomosho.

The Babaloja of Arada Market, Fabummi Adewole John, in his remark said the issue of having adequate water supply in such a big market like Arada Market has been a challenge and that in some cases, they had to buy to meet their needs. He further stated that numerous boreholes had been sunk over the years, but they were not  functional for use by the people.

“When we received Government representatives, we advised them not build new boreholes but repair the abandoned ones as there is no land for usage and we are grateful they listened to us as we are now enjoying good water in community and it is our duty to ensure that we maintain the project for people usage.

“We also appreciate the Oyo State Government for fulfilling their promise to the people of Ogbomosho South Local Government and we enjoin them to continue ensuring that good things keep coming into Ogbomosho.”

Hon. Oyedokun Oyeniyi, in his presentation, said the current administration is keen to ensure that the good people of Oyo State experience good governance and  that access to adequate  portable water supply is one of the fundamental rights of the people which the government must ensure that the citizens  enjoy  as residents of Oyo State.

“When I took up the office, I visited this particular ward and I get to know that they are lacking water and I took it up to ensure that our people enjoy quality water and this is one of many we are doing for them and all other neighborhood communities in Oyo State.

“This Water supply is free and our people won’t have to go through the stress of buying water which it is not ideal, we have took it up that whenever there is fault, they should report to local government and we will ensure the needful is done.”

In conclusion, he urged the citizens of Ogbomosho to continue supporting the Engr. Seyi Makinde led administration in Oyo State as he is doing everything  within his powers to put a smile on everyone’s face reiterating the fact that his good works are already visible  around the state.