PDP Stalwart Lights Up Agbado Ekiti After Ten Years Of Total Darkness
By Ggenga Ola
It is no more news that communities under Gbonyin Local Government have been in total blackout for about ten years now without any solution in sight.
This development has however restricted the social and commercial activities of the council while many youths who could not cope with the situation have migrated to cities.
However, help came the way of Agbado Ekiti, which is one of the communities under the council as one of their illustrious sons Mr. Bunmi Adeyanju installed solar street lights in some strategic locations within the town.
The solar power which was installed and powered on Thursday illuminates the whole community a situation that generated excitement and jubilation among members of the community.
Some of them who could not hide their feelings chanted various songs to express their happiness and to hail Mr Adeyanju for bringing succour to them.
Speaking on the motive behind the project In Agbado Ekiti Mr. Adeyanju explained that he decided to provide alternative to the long time darkness due to his love for his home town and to ensure that the community grows in all aspects.
Ayanfe Gbonyin noted that the project which was the first phase in Agbado Ekiti would be extended to other towns in the local government.
The PDP stallwart lamented that residents of the council area could not raise the amount of money demanded by BEDC before electricity could be restored in the towns, and since then people have been sleeping and wali g up in darkness.
“Almost all communities in Gbonyin local government have been disconnected from national grid and left in total darkness while efforts made to restore light to the towns yielded no result.
“Even government was unable to help in restoring light to the towns after much appeal and consultations”
Mr Adeyanju who is the PDP House of Assembly Candidate in Gbonyin local Government during the last election lamented how people would be living without electricity for many years in this twenty first century, noting that such had exposed them to attacks from criminals and affected their socio economic development.
Ayanfe Gbonyin said that the project was a tip of an iceberg and promised to do more to improve the standard of living of people in the council.
He therefore appealed to youths in the council area and Ekiti state in general to desist from any act that could mortgage their future.
Commenting on the project, the Owa Oro of Agbado Ekiti, Oba Samuel Adefemi Adesina said that Ayanfe Gbonyin had been contributing his quota to the development of Agbado Ekiti and urged other well-meaning sons and daughters of the town to emulate him for betterment and growth of the community.