Determined to make life more abundant for the people in Ogun State, the Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration has donated 300KVA (33) to Isara and Oba towns in Remo North and Obafemi-Owode Local Government Areas of the state.
Speaking at the handing over of the power transformer in Isara, the chairman of Remo North Local Government, Adedapo Odunsi, thanked the state governor for taking the community out of darkness which it had experienced for three years.
According to him, businesses in the area had suffered, adding that the residents of the town had to go extra mile to purchase fuel on a daily basis to sustain their businesses.
In his remarks, the Government Liaison Officer, Remo North LG, Abiola Ogundeko, noted that the lives, health, businesses and security of lives and properties of the community at large had been affected negatively due to the incessant power failure in the area.
“I’m using this medium to thank His Excellency, Governor Dapo Abiodun for his magnanimity. This gesture would put an end to the hardship that had been inflicted on the lives, health, businesses, work and security of lives and properties of the community,” he said.
A resident of the community, Mrs. Dorcas Fajobi, lamented that they had experienced unstable power supply for years as a result of the poor condition of the transformer.
She, however, expressed her gratitude to the state government for putting an end to the total blackout which the people had witnessed in the past.
In Oba community, residents were excited by the donation of the transformer.
According to them, the community had been thrown into the electricity blackout for almost a year due to the issue of a damaged transformer.
A resident and a frozen foods dealer, Mrs. Ife Akinsola, explained that the power outage had affected her sales negativity as she had to buy iced blocks from Abeokuta to preserve her frozen foods.
“I buy my frozen fish, chicken and turkey in small quantities and preserve them in a cooler. There are times when some of the products would become bad due to lack of adequate power, which often resulted in great loss for me. I want to sincerely thank the governor for coming to our aid”, she stated.
Another resident, Mr. Abiodun Badmus, who also thanked the governor for his magnanimity, said that several other businesses including welding, hairdressing, tailoring, to mention a few, had suffered a great deal in the area, adding that the installation of the transformer would bring the community out of darkness.
Earlier in his remarks, the Olu of Oba/Eerin, Oba Abdul-Ganiyu Adegun Sanyaolu, expressed his joy, saying that the governor did not only donate the transformer, he also deemed it fit to install it at no extra cost.
“I thank the State Government for its generosity. As I speak with you, the engineers are on site installing the transformer at no extra cost. All the cables and other equipment.
On behalf of my people, I thank the governor for his timely response to our needs and we declare our unflinching support for him at all times.