Lawmaker receives Dangote electrical materials donation on behalf of constituency

The lawmaker representing Yewa North 1 (Isokan ) state constituency Hon. Adeyanju Adegoke Olusesi  frantic efforts to bring electricity relief to his constituency has yielded positive results, following delivery of electrical materials donated by Dangote cement Ibese for repair of an electrical fault which affected various communities in the corridor of the company.

Penpushing reports that he led officers of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) to take the delivery of the equipment on December 4, 2023 at his Constituency office located in Igbogila town of the state.

The Head, Social Performance of the Company Mr Ademola Ojolowo while delivering the materials on behalf of the company appreciated Adegoke popularly called Awoso for his patience and perseverance, and also assured him of the continuous support of the company to the wellbeing of the host communities.

‘Dangote cement has a rich history of decent social investment and we do not take with levity any issues that might hinder peace and development of our surrounding communities. The items delivered includes: conductor, concrete poles, u-channel Iron, Tie strap/nuts, Pot insulators and so on’, he said.

Penpushing further reports that the lawmaker in his remarks specially recognized the contribution of  traditional rulers of Ibese Oba Oluseyi Rotimi Mulero, (Aboro of Ibeseland), Oba Lukman kuoye,(Olu of Imasayi), Oba Daniel Salako, (Aboro of Ibooro) and Oba Adeyemi Adekeye, (Abepa of Joga Orile) for their royal intercession on the matter.

The lawmaker in the same vein praised the Ogun State House of Assembly under the leadership of Prince Olakunle Oluomo for their quick intervention on the subject matter, who having been informed of the electricity plights of resident swung into action

‘Upon informing the House about the plight of my people, the House referred the matter to the House Committee on Trade and Investment and House Committee on Environment, the meeting of both committees played an important role in the swift delivery of this items”, he said

‘This issue began like the usual power outage which is resolved in some hours or days at most, but it became a social menace when we began to lose count of days, weeks and months adding up to almost a year. This unfortunate incidence affected over 10 communities in my constituency and almost paralysed economic activities in those places he submitted’.

Penpushing also reports that Adegoke while appreciating the company, reminded the management of other pressing issues of urgent importance as discussed during their various strategic meetings

‘I am thrilled by this timely intervention, it means a lot to the government of Ogun State, myself and the affected communities, but like Oliver twist, we will always ask for more. Just as you have shown responsiveness on this power outage menace, please do not forget to address the decay state of roads from the plant to Maria village, Imasayi, Joga/Ibooro to Abeokuta, the link road to Itori and the Oke-ibese enroute Ilaro road and indiscriminate parking of trailers on major roads bordering the plant.  The construction of a trailer park will save us from unnecessary traffic gridlock and loss of lives’, he noted.

Penpushing reports that reacting further, he stated that the company has graciously agreed to provide concrete reinforcement to electric poles in the vicinity of the company to ensure longevity and prevent any damage to the poles.

The second term lawmaker emphasised that the company has also committed to providing security to monitor under-ground cable around the conveyor belt area which has become an epicenter of cable vandals.

Penpushing further reports that while handing over the materials to the officers of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), urged them to ensure they do not fail on their promise to complete the repair in two weeks of receiving needed materials.

‘As stakeholder in the state, corporate entities must contribute richly to the development of their host communities and beyond. I will continue to ensure a decent and fruitful and mutually beneficial relationship between the government and private sectors in my domain’, he assured.

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