BY TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO
Notable real estate developer and international lawyer, Afolabi Ali, has expressed delight at the massive infrastructural development brought to the grassroots by Governor Ademola Adeleke, barely one year in office.
Ali, an Iree Prince in Boripe North Local Council Area, in a statement through his media aide, Kayode Fasua, on Wednesday, described Adeleke’s equity in the distribution of capital projects cutting across Osun communities as novel.
He particularly lauded the governor for providing portable borehole water in the 333 wards of Osun State within 100 days of assuming office.
“Apart from that great feat aimed at checkmating water-borne diseases anywhere in the state, the governor has barely one year in office, constructed 20 kilometres of roads across the state.
“Governor Adeleke particularly excites us in the grassroots by his recent presentation of N518 million to 40 communities in Osun state for infrastructural developments; and further touched the lives of the common people with his Imole surgical and medical outreach.
“This health scheme covers 2000 persons in each of the nine federal constituencies in Osun State, making a total of 18,000 beneficiaries who received free surgeries for cataracts, pterigium, hernia and some swellings on the body.
“Other medical conditions served by the intervention are hypertension, diabetes, malaria, cough, tuberculosis, and other diseases,” Afolabi applauded.
The Iree Prince similarly commended Adeleke on resumption of the construction of the Osogbo/Ikirun/Kwara boundary road abandoned by the past administration.
“The road which stretched over 20km is wearing a new look and easing movement of users as a result of Governor Adeleke’s intervention,” he applauded.
Meanwhile, Ali has expressed the appreciation of youths and other stakeholders in Iree community on the governor’s prompt intervention on the plot to foist an illegal monarch on Iree, by filling it and setting up a committee to review the process.
He also expressed the conviction that the governor would ensure justice in appointing the right Aree of Iree, bearing the need to correct the age-long injustice in the succession history of the community.