By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Hon (Mrs.) Funmilayo Orisadeyi has declared that the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde is committed to the development of rural areas in the state.
Mrs Orisadeyi stated this at Ijawaya Village, Atiba Local Government Council of Oyo State on Wednesda to commission three Motorized Boreholes in the local government.
The Commissioner pointed out that with the state government focusing its attention on development of the state, there is the need for the people of Oyo state to allow peace to continue to reign supreme in and across the state.
“I congratulate our people in Ijawaya and Atiba Local Government Council for being alive to witness a new beginning in the history of your local government and villages. The message I have for you from his excellency is to keep living in harmony, and continue to express love towards this administration both at the LG and state levels”, she said.
The Commissioner added, “always channel your demands peacefully through your local government boss, I’m sure he would not hesitate to forward it to me. Let me also declare here today that I have a standing order of his Excellency, instructing me to give prompt attention to the demand of all the local government Chairmen in line with the statutory power of my office and as approved by his excellency,” .
“I think this has reflected in a manner your request was attended to and eventual provision of the boreholes. You requested for a borehole about 3 months ago and your local government boss took a drastic action by getting 3 boreholes installed as against your initial request of 1”
Honourable Orisadeyi stressed that the “remaining 2 were sited at Okedoyin and Ajiroba/Agbaakin to safe people living in those villages the stress of trekking a long distance to Ijawaya for drinkable and hygienic water,”
Caretaker Chairman of Atiba local government, Hon. Akinkunmi, while speaking stressed that God has used the Governor Makinde administration to wipe away tears from the faces of the people of Ijawaya, Okedoyin and Ajiroba/Agbaakin villages, saying, “. Ijawaya has been in existence for decades but without drinkable water.”
” Today, Ijawaya and other villages around it now have hygienic water to drink, wash, bath and prepare food and traditional herbs,” Hon. Akinkunmi stated.
“Let me assure you, there would be no suffering in this village and Oyo State in general again. His Excellency has mandated us to ensure the needs of our people are met without any delay. So, we are seeking further cooperation from you. Let me also thank the ALGIO and COGVAC-19 team for being the instrument used by God to bring this into fulfilment,” the chairman commended*
Head of local government administration in Atiba local government and Chairman of Advisory Council of the Coalition of Grassroots Volunteers Against Covid-19 (COGVAC-19), Comrade Bayo Titilola-Sodo lauded Governor Makinde for prompt payment of workers’ salaries, gratuities and allowances/bonuses.
“Though I’m not a politician, however truth shouldn’t be covered. Engr. Seyi Makinde stand out and he is a man with milk of human kindness. Regular payment of salaries, entitlements, gratuities, free education and provision of infrastructural amenities can’t be compared with anything, because of it’s direct effect on masses lives,”
The commissioning at Ijawaya was witnessed by members of the executives in the local government, Directors in the council, PDP Chairman in Atiba LG, Youths leader, Women, leader, PDP members from Atiba, COGVAC-19 team, including Pastor Oduola, Alhaji Kunle Kareem, Comrade Ramat, Comrade Bayo Ogunwale, Comrade Bayo Raheef, Comrade Debo Adeoye among others