As far back as September 2017, residents of Bolorunduro, Oke Obedu and other neighbouring communities in Okinni, Egbedore Administrative Office have been living in the dark due to the irreparable fault developed by the transformer being used to supply power to the communities.
Residents of the area have contributed money for the repair of the transformer but it was later established that it was irreparable after several efforts had been made.
All efforts to get help from the IBEDC have proved abortive, as it seems that the company is not interested in addressing the problem, eventhough they will later come to collect money for the power consumed by residents.
The ongoing efforts now in the affected communities is the contribution of N5,000 per house for the purchase of another transformer, but it seems that the response has been too slow from the people due to the current economic situation hitting deep on them.
At this stage, we appeal to well meaning individuals and Government officials to help in their capacity, may be interms of donation or facilitation of a transformer to save the people of the area from darkness.
Particularly we appeal to our elected officials like Senator Ademola Adeleke representing Osun West senatorial district; Professor Mojeed Alabi of House of Representatives; the Administrator, Okinni Administrative Office and above all the state government to help.
We are convinced that it is possible for each of those mentioned to help in this regard as we have seen similar demonstrations recently when the Executive Secretary, Ede North Area Council donated a 500KVA transformer to Awere Community, Owode Ede and Senator Adeleke donated a transformer to a community in Ido Osun.
This is the time to show love to our communities, which would be definitely reciprocated.
- Ibrahim Babawale, Bolorunduro Zone B, Okinni.