By Sodiq Lawal
Residents of Ife North area in Osun State could not hide their joy and excitement as the Executive Secretary of Ife North Local Government, Honourable Orosanya Taiwo procured 7 new electricity transformers to the communities as part of his administration plan to assist in providing stable electricity in the council area.
The transformers were distributed to Akinola OUI Community In Ipetumodu, Ajegunle Community at Akinlalu, Ayedaade Community at Yakooyo, Akalako Community In Ipetumodu, Kumegun Community, Amule Community and Isale Ola Community.
The transformers, according to Orosanya , would reduce the challenges of epileptic power supply which is crippling businesses and making life unbearable for inhabitants of those areas.
“During my inaugural speech, I pledged my total commitment to run a government that will implement programmes that will make life more meaningful, easier, and happier for our people, Today, we are handing over these transformers as a demonstration of that pledge,” he said.
Taiwo said his administration would begin the installation of the transformers to the power grid in two weeks under the first phase, adding that the second phase would involve the procurement and installation of transformers to be distributed to communities.
“The transformers installation to the power grid would improve power supply, create an enabling environment for job creation”
“This will also create employment for our unemployed youths in these areas as small scale businesses can now function properly with the installation of the transformers. With the provision of the transformers to these communities, it will improve the economy of the communities, residents who are in one way or the other depending on power supply as the only means of their livelihood.” he said.
Meanwhile, the residents who are majorly peasant farmers, petty traders and artisans thanked the executive secretary for giving them new leases of life by replacing the transformers with a brand new one each for the communities.
A resident of Akinola OUI Community in Ipetumodu, Alhaji Jimoh Oludare described the executive secretary as a man that values human life.
According to him, “We have suffered so much from power outage in this community, spending so much money on fuel to run our businesses and power our houses. We have made several complaints but to no avail, thanks to our executive secretary. We feel special and blessed. This is the best gift any community can hope to receive.”