Federal lawmaker promises to complete abandoned World Bank project in Ogun state with N50million

The Chairman of Senate Committee on Finance and All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Ogun West senatorial district, Senator Solomon Adeola, has pledged to spend N50million on revival of an abandoned World Bank Assisted Rural Electrification project in Ketu area of Yewa North local government area to serve 57 communities

Penpushing reports that Adeola made the pledge for the completion of the project among other pledges that he redeemed on the spot at Oja-Odan over during his ward to ward campaign tour of Yewa North local government area.

The Director, Media and Communication Directorate of the Senator Solomon Adeola Campaign Organisation , Chief Kayode Odunaro in a statement said the tour took the candidate to 4 wards and many communities including Ebute, Oja-Odan, Ohunbe, Igbeme, Tata, Eggua, Igan-Alade, Owode-Ketu and Ijoun.

“It is shocking that there is a World Bank Assisted Rural Electrification Project that is over 90% completed and abandoned following the expiration of the global finance body financial assistance. From the narration here, I am willing to see to the completion of the project that will benefit 57 communities in the senatorial district I intends to represent. I am sure that completion of this project which has been abandoned for years will greatly assist human and economic development of these communities”, Adeola was quoted saying.

Penpushing further reports that the statement said the federal lawmaker, however stated that a full briefing should be provided for him on the project and what specifically needs to be done for completion, adding that but for the scanty information available, he would have authorized the release of fund for its completion at the instance.

“If indeed only N50 million is required to complete this otherwise laudable project that is partly World Bank financed, then this speaks volume to the kind of representation my people have endured all these years. The project could easily be completed in one budget cycle through facilitation by an effective representative” he stated.

Penpushing also reports that the candidate during the tour released N5million for the market women at Oja Odan for the completion of a maize storage facility with capacity for 400 bags, release another N5million for the ongoing palace building of Oba Basiru Oyero, the Onijale of Ijale Ketu.

The Senator presently representing Lagos State at the National Assembly also donated transformers to be supplied before election to Ohunbe, Oja-Odan, Igan-Alade and Ijoun while promising to complete ongoing Police Stations at Eggua and Ijoun, as well as build a brand new 8-classroom block, offices and toilets in Yewa North Primary School at Ijoun.

Penpushing reports that Adeola reiterated his programme of empowering 5,000 market men and women with cash  grant for which forms are already in circulation, training and empowering 5000 youths as well as the ongoing training of 200 physically challenged persons to be empowered with N100,000 each to start business they received training.

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