Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
Ogun State Government has installed a modern solar powered panel at Ikomi Oba community Maternity Centre in Yewa North Local Government Area, to enhance health care service delivery.
Commissioner for Rural Development, Engr. Oludotun Taiwo who made this known during the installation, said the Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration is committed to the wellbeing of the people through provision of social amenities to rural areas, while assuring that the dividends of democracy are spread across nooks and crannies of the State. Engr. Oludotun, represented by the Director of Rural Electrification, Engr. Ismail Balogun noted that the Centre, which was established 12 years ago, would allow the people to have access to quality health care, calling for its proper maintenance.
“This present government is responsive to the plight of the people, particularly in the rural areas. It believes that effective electricity supply is essential in the delivery of efficient and quality health care services to the people,” Oludotun stated.
Commending the effort of the Government at ensuring regular power supply, the Principal, Community Health Extension Worker of the Centre, Mrs. Falilat Olajumoke promised to make judicious use of the panel.
Also speaking, a youth leader in the community, Mr. Babatunde Oyedele said the gesture would bring relief to the Centre since its establishment in 2009.
Meanwhile, the people of Sunren Oke-Nla community in Ifo Local Government Area (LGA) of the State have lauded the intervention of the Government for supplying 20 units of solar powered panel home kits to light up their houses.
Engr. Oludotun, who also spoke through the Director, Rural Electrification, Engr. Balogun during the distribution of the kits, said it would alleviate the suffering faced by the people due to the community’s distance to the national grid.
Responding, the Otun Baale of Sunren Oke-Nla, Chief Adeyemi Adeyi and one of the beneficiaries, Mr. Opakunle Taiwo, described the development as an avenue to boost their household and business activities. It will be recalled that similar provision was made to some communities in three LGAs; Atapa Elelubo village in Abeokuta North, Koto-Obo-Iwogia village, Yewa South and Ehin-Etiri, in Ijebu-North.