Council Boss Lays Foundation For 80 Lock-up, 160 Open Shops

As part of his administration’s commitment to develop the economic power and to improve the commercial activities of Olorunda Local Government, the Executive Secretary, Hon. Hakeem Olapade has laid the foundation for 80 lock-up shops and 160 open shops at Sabo Market Area, Osogbo, State Of Osun.

According to a statement by the Information Officer of the Council, Goke Mutiu, the building is named “Rauf Aregbesola Ultra Modern Market”.

Laying the foundation, the council boss said, the structure was necessary to further boost economic activities in the council and in turn improve the IGR.

He commended Governor Rauf Aregbessola for providing enabling environment to foster rapid growth and development within the state, saying, the construction of the market was in line with the Six-point Integral Action Plans of the state government in the area of Urban Renewal Programme.

The State Commissioner for Works and Transport, Engineer Kazeem Salam who represented the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori at the ceremony charged the residents of the council to support and cooperate with the present administration, with a view to achieving landmark achievements.

In their separate remarks, the National President Of Osogbo Progressive Union, Alhaji Rasaq Siyanbola; the Ajagunna Of Osogboland, High Chief Gabriel Oparanti; the Iyaloja General of Osun, Alhaja Awawu Asindemade and All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman in Olorunda Local Government, Mr. Biodun Kilanko noted that the market would increase revenue generation capacity of the council which will give room for more developmental projects in the council area.

In his own remarks, the Council Manager, Mr. Toyese Ogundiji said that the project would be properly monitored.

This just as the contractor handling the projects, Mr. Ogunfunminiyi assured that the projects is expected to be completed within the next two months.

Owonikoko Solicits Support Of Grassroots

THE Executive Secretary, Olorunda North Local Council Development Authority (LCDA), Honourable Quadri Owonikoko has pledge to ensure that the people of the council feel the impact of his government to the fullest.
He made the pledge recently during the familiarization tour to Alare/Abidogun Community in the LCDA of the area.
Owonikoko who was received by the Baale of Alare, Pa Muili Folorunso was reacting to the demands of the community dwellers that their roads be graded, and requested for the supply of a transformer to ease electricity problems, as well as construction of a maternity centre.
Owonikoko agreed with the residents that the presence of government has been hardly felt because the roads were indeed in dilapidated condition.
“Even though, we have planned to rehabilitate roads in this area, but coming here today, we know we have to do more”, he emphasized.
He, however, cautioned people not to be over-optimistic, as there are demands that could not be met because of the paucity of funds, assuring the people that their demands can be met if they play their own part.
Owonikoko asked the residents to pay their rates, procure their building plans from the LCDA and get streets named after them at a cheaper rate.
“As a new LCDA, the challenges are enormous but we are undaunted,” he stressed.
He said he and his team, both politicians and career officers are interested in laying a solid foundation for themselves so that their name would be written in gold.
Owonikoko was grateful to Governor Rauf Aregbesola for his appointment and promised to work hard enough to justify the re-election of his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC).
He attributed the beautiful landscape of Osogbo, the State capital to the giant strides of Aregbesola which he felt deserves continuity.

Olorunda North LCDA Embarks On Developmental Projects

In line with the commitment to bring development to the grassroots, the Caretaker Management Team of Olorunda North Local Council Development Area (LCDA), led by Honourable Quadri Owonikoko has embarked on developmental projects to ease the suffering of the people in the LCDA.

A statement by the council’s Information Officer, Oloruntoyin Adejobi identified construction of an Utra-modern Secretariat at Ota Efun market, erection of concrete electric poles at Ayekale, grading of roads of Laaro Timehin Housing Scheme, distribution of food items to staffers, security operatives as well as politicians in the just concluded Ramadan period, as some of the interventions made by the management team within a short time of his assumption of office.

It added that the Owonikoko administration has also repaired the faulty tractor to boost agriculture, saying the tractor would also be available to a farmer for rentage to serve as revenue base for the Local Government.

According to the statement, Owonikoko had said on several occasions that the rationale behind the creation of additional LCDA and administrative offices by Governor Rauf Aregbesola was to bring development closer to rural dwellers, saying, he would do anything within his capacity to make that dream come true in his LCDA.