Communities in Igbogbo-Baiyeku Local Development Area (LCDA) have been gifted two 300KVa transformers to boost electricity supply in the area.
Making the donation on Wednesday, the LCDA Chairman, Mr Sesan Daini, said the essence of governance at the local government is to uplift the state of people at the grassroots.
The transformers are expected to serve residents of Odumade/Sholumade Phase two Community Development Association, Macaulay, Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA, Ikorodu Zone.
“The essence of governance is to support and elevate grassroots development. The donation of these transformers is to boost power supply, as part of my electoral promises to the communities,” he said
.Diani said the gesture would be extended to other communities, based on their needs.
“Thank God that we have donated two 300KVA transformers to two communities in Macaulay and Lajo today; I urge you to put them into good use,” he said.
The CDA Chairman, Prince Femi Adelaja, received the transformers on behalf of the communities.
He said they cried to the council boss when there was a need for an alternative transformer to complement the existing one that was overloaded due to expansion.
“We are grateful to our council chairman Olusesan Daini for granting our request and illuminating our community in the New Year,” he said.
The traditional leader of the community, Chief Sharafadeen Tijani, urged the state government to rehabilitate the only access road linking the community to several others in the LCDA.
”Igbogbo/Baiyeku road needs urgent attention from the state government to make life easy for us. My only car has been grounded while I move around on bikes due to the dilapidated nature of Igbogbo/Baiyeku road,“ Chief Tijani said.
“We are afraid that as another rainy season approaches, many residents may experience hardship by paying through their nose to move to and fro the community. We are appealing to the state government to come to our aid by fixing it to alleviate the untold hardship currently experienced on the road,” he said.