Provision Of Amenities Not For Election Purposes, Says Ekiti Deputy Governor; Inaugurates Borehole Projects

Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Prof Modupe Adelabu inaugurating the water project at Isato Street, Irona Quarters, Ado-Ekiti…yesterday. With her from left are: Mr. Olajiga Oladipupo, Mr. David Akinrinmade and Chief Julius Aladeloye.

Despite the tight campaign schedules, the Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Prof. Modupe Adelabu took time to inaugurate borehole projects in strategic locations in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on Thursday, 19th June, 2014.

They were the symbolic inaugurations of 12 of such projects provided by the Deputy Governor at Isato Street and Adekunle Goat Market area at Oke – Oniyo Quarters as well as in other parts of the city to ease the water problems of residents.

Inaugurating the projects, Mrs. Adelabu said the inauguration was just coincidental with electioneering campaigns and told her audience that provision of public utilities was not for election purposes.

According to her, the Governor Kayode Fayemi-administration has always displayed its commitment to provision of social amenities since inception in October 2010.

Her words: “When the administration discovered that most of the hinterland streets in the state capital did not have access to potable water as a result of damaged and blocked water pipe lines, it decided to drill boreholes in strategic locations to reduce the stress the people were undergoing to get portable water, particularly the women who need water for their domestic chores.”

She explained that new roads have been opened up for residents of the newly developed areas in the state capital while many of the roads that have been inaccessible for a long time have been made accessible with regular grading and rehabilitation.

Mrs. Adelabu therefore called on the people to come on out on Saturday, 21st June, 2014 to vote for Governor Kayode Fayemi, pointing out that a vote for the administration “is a vote for continuity.”

Chief Julius Aladeloye, the Erunwa of Irona Quarters, who spoke at the Isato community lauded the borehole project which he described as welcomed and timely development.

Chief Aladeloye, who noted that the street has been neglected by subsequent governments despite their several appeals, commended Fayemi for the borehole project and for making the asphalt overlay of the road from Atikankan junction through Isato Street which linked the Ilawe dual-carriage road at Ile-Abiye junction.

He assured the governor of total support from the people living in the area and appealed to others who want to see better Ekiti to cast their votes for the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Also speaking on behalf of the Oke-Oniyo Quarters, Mr. Femi Ologunja said all the four units in the area have benefited from the infrastructural development projects of the administration of the governor.

He listed some of the projects to include: extension of electricity and installation of electric transformers, renovation and upgrading of the maternity centre in the area to comprehensive health centre and asphalt over-lay on the roads, Ologunjana said residents have no option other than to reciprocate the gesture that to renew the mandate of the man he said brought unprecedented development to their domain.

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