Mr Olusegun Okanlawon, the Accord House of Representatives Candidate for Ibarapa Central/North, has installed solar-powered street lights in seven farm settlements across the constituency.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Okanlawon Campaign Council and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Ibadan.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Okanlawon also donated a generator and would in few days inaugurate three motorised boreholes in his constituency.
Among the farm settlements where the solar-powered street lights were installed were Gbagbangere, Abule-Oba, Abule Ide, Fedegbo, Araromi, Olukosi and Abule Eruwa.
NAN reports that Okanlawon had just fulfilled a promise he made during one of his tours to the farm settlements.
Okanlawon said that the installation was prompt, because the dwellers had emphasised on the urgent need for it to improve security of lives and property, while aiding their mobility at night.
He described the state of the farm settlements from dusk till dawn as unspeakable, saying that the situation demanded his quick action.
According to him, it is sad to know that ballot boxes come into this settlements and development doesn’t.”
Meanwhile, Okanlawon has donated a new power generating set to the people of Alabi settlement in replacement of the one seized by an aggrieved supervisor.
The aggrieved supervisor was reported to have allegedly seized the power generating set over the non-allegiance of the people to his party.
“It is sad that our people have taken politics to the extent of denying people dividends of democracy the moment they refused to go into awkward agreements.
“For us, our people must enjoy dividend of democracy, irrespective of their status or political leanings. This is why we have donated a new one to them,” he said.
Okanlawon said that three of the nine motorised boreholes he drilled for the people would be inaugurated on Monday.
He recalled that one was previously inaugurated in 2022 by the Accord governorship candidate in the state, Chief Adebayo Adelabu.
The candidate said that the nine new
motorised boreholes cut across Ibarapa Central, North and East Local Governments, while no fewer than 20 existing, but damaged boreholes had been refurbished.
Okanlawon said that the three boreholes would be inaugurated in Idere, Tapa and Igangan by Chief Kolapo Kola-Daisi and Sunday Babarinde.
“These projects were designed to suffix for water insufficiency in period of draught and low rainfall.
“It is aimed at reducing the drudgery faced by constituents while seeking clean water during the said period,” he said.(NAN)