Osun Imports N200m Medical Equipment

In its effort to enhance quality healthcare delivery service to the teeming populace of the State, Government of Osun has imported Medical facilities worth N200 million for delivery across hospitals in the state.

A statement issued by the office of the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, disclosed that the medical equipment which will be distributed across the state’s 56 healthcare facilities, are aimed at addressing some of the identified challenges within the state’s health sector.

According to Isamotu, the medical equipment includes complete electrocardiography machines, complete vascular Doppler, injection pump machines, high frequency analysis machines, tremtrafo-isolating transformers, hospital beds, x-ray film viewer monitors, complete C arm x-ray intensive viewers, rollators, wheel chairs, automatic operational theatre tables, among many others.

The commissioner noted that the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola will work till its last day in office and that it would leave no stone unturned to make healthy living the culture of the people of the state.

He said: “These facilities are those you can hardly come across in major public hospitals in this part of the world. But you Governor Aregbesola always emphasise as someone who grew among the people, that “the existing gaps between the rich and the poor must always be closed”.

“That is why he has mandated the Ministry to ensure that it provides the best within the available resources to the people living within Osun state territory. I must thank him for the support my ministry has continued to receive from his leadership and I’m very sure the people are appreciative of his efforts”, the Commissioner added.

Meanwhile, Isamotu has also assured the people that the state is free from any form of epidemic including the biting Lassa fever, saying the directorate of public health has commenced its public campaign programmes to sensitise the people against poor public health habits.

“Our directorate of public health is fully prepared, our state epidemiologist has also mobilised our field officers to get ready. All what we do is to reactivate our system put in place for this kind of emergency of public health importance, so there is no cause for alarm,” Isamotu added.

Osun Govt Commiserates With FRCN Management Over Fire Disaster

The government of the State of Osun has commiserated with the management of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Gold Fm, Ilesa on the fire outbreak that gutted the radio station, describing it as an unfortunate incident.

Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the state, Mr. Adelani Baderinwa who paid a condolence visit to the station on Monday, said the fire disaster has brought a setback to the dissemination of information in the state.

Baderinwa said the government shared in the pains of the FRCN management, just as he thanked God that no life was lost in the fire incident.

He promised that the state government would assist the radio station in making sure that all necessary help are garnered for its resuscitation.

The commissioner said: “We thank God that no life was lost in the incident. We call on everybody in the state to be conscious and very careful in handling electronic appliances, to prevent fire outbreak in the future.

“All well-meaning Nigerians should rise up to assist Gold FM for the resuscitation of the station. The role of Gold FM cannot be over emphasised in the media profession and economic sector.”

OSUN DEFENDER gathered that the fire incident started at about 5 pm on Saturday and destroyed equipment worth millions of naira.

Eye witnesses recounted that workers on duty noticed a wild smoke on the roof of the station’s building and raised alarm to the community.

It took the intervention of men of the Osun State Fire Service in Ilesa to put out the fire after about an hour.

Places affected at the radio station are the live and recording studios, engineering, programmes, marketing, Accounts and Administration departments.


Police Arrest Woman For Slapping Ooni’s Chief

By Sodiq Lawal

There was a little pandemonium in Ooni’s Palace in Ile-Ife on Monday as policemen at the palace arrested a middle age woman for slapping a chief whose identity is yet to be known.

Our correspondent gathered that the aggrieved woman slapped the chief for abusing her and alleging that she was constituting nuisance in the palace.

The incident triggered some palace guards to call the attention of the police.

An eye witness, Mr Kehinde Oluwagbemiga described the action of the woman as ungodly.

He added that since the palace chiefs have ordered some indigenes to pay some entitlements also known has “Owo Iko”, she has been formenting trouble.

Contrarily, Mrs Awe Odun said the chief is to be blamed for the action of the woman.

” The chief slapped the woman for making noise in the palace and the woman returned the slap. I don’t know when justice will reign in our country. It is because the incident happened in the palace that was why the woman was the only one arrested. Both would have been arrested if the incident took place outside the palace,” she said.

Osogbo NSE Tasks Political Appointees To Be Quality Assurance Ambassadors

The Nigeria Society of Engineers, Osogbo branch has urged members of the society who are public servant or political appointees to always adhere to standard specification and ensure quality implementation of projects in wherever they are superintending.

Chairman, NSE Osogbo branch, Eng Haqib Zubar said this in Osogbo during the recent General Meeting of the society and reception organised in honour of members of the society appointed to the state cabinet by Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

The society members appointed to the cabinet are: Engr. Kazeem Salaam, Commissioner for Works and Transport; Engr. Oluremi Omowaiye, Commissioner for Science, Innovations and Technology, and Engr. Muideen Olateju, Special Adviser, Science, Innovations and Technology.

According to Zubar, the loyalty of a professional engineer is not primarily to his political principal but to the safety of the society and delivery of quality facilities that will make life more abundant for the people.

He said engineering profession is about the public trust as a result of the expert knowledge to determine what is good and hazardous for the society and urged the political appointees to resist all forms of political and monetary pressure to compromise standard in discharging their duties.

Zubar said quality project delivery by any government largely determined by the professional engineers who are policy makers in such government and urged them to be NSE professional ambassadors.

Speaking during the reception, The Commissioner for Works, Engr. Kazeem Salami appreciated NSE members for their support since the inception of the present administration in the state especially in the area of quality assurance.

He said, “Osun is lucky with Governor Rauf Aregbesola who married “political will with professional capacity” in providing global standard infrastructures in the state saying the governor always aspire for the best no matter the cost implication.

He said, “the vision of this administration is clear on infrastructural development, Aregbesola is to provide the best road, schools, bridges, and sophisticated technology that can compete with the best in any part of the world”.

“The governor’s vision is evident with the quality of road that can last for 30 years we are constructing, the state-of-arts school buildings with modern facility that are of global standard, and that is where we have the acronyms Osun Standard” because the governor will challenge you to go to any length to get the best, the standard of Mr. governor is the best”.

Also speaking, Engr. Oluremi Omowaiye challenged Nigeria Engineers to invest and embark on research that will provide locally made technology to address cattle herdsmen and farmers’ crisis in Nigeria.

Omowaiye said the technology has provided solution to such problems in developed country saying Nigeria Engineers must provide direction in addressing the problem through technology that will be peculiar to our environment and weather.

He described the crisis as a reflection of underdevelopment in Nigeria saying “in 2018, if we could not develop technology that will allow cattle herdsmen to do their business without affecting the farming and food production, there is a fundamental problem which we must all rise to address”,  Omowaiye said.

Earlier, Dr Ogunba Olubumi has earlier delivered a lecture on; “My Food My Responsibility” where he advised members of the people to be wary of what they consume saying food consumption responsible for the most of the life threatening diseases.


Osun APC Youths Convokes State-wide Town Hall Meetings

The All Progressives Youth Forum (APYF) in the State of Osun will from the 10th to the 24th February, 2017 hold Town Hall Meetings across the state to engage Youths of the party to take critical stand on issues affecting the party.

This State Coordinator of the Forum, Comrade Olateju Olorungbebe Adunni stated this in a press statement released to newsmen on Wednesday in Osogbo, the state capital.

He explained that the meeting is geared towards five key areas of interest to further deepen political participation and fight for basic interests of Youths in the state chapter of the party.

His words “The town hall meeting is an opportunity for us- Osun APC Youths to interact intimately with political appointees and party leaders elected on the platform of APC in our locality, to assemble and discuss our basic interests, to vent our grouses/ grievances before party leaders, to proffer solution to internal tension threatening our cohesion and being together irrespective of our “political self-interest” and swing into the activities that will cement our place in the history as the political nucleus of Osun APC.”

The Osun Coordinator of the APYF added that “As youths, we have always complained that we are marginalized and our voices are not heard in spite of our numerical strength which could confer electoral advantage on the party if we are united. Sadly and consequently, some aggrieved youths resort to anti-party activities, some by virtue of conscience, stand akimbo and grumble silently.”

Comrade Olateju Adunni who said the forum is not an avenue for members of the party to publicise or campaign for their governorship aspirants said the motive is to create a direction for Osun APC Youths.

“We want to make it abundantly clear that the Town Hall Meeting is not a sounding board to drum support or mobilise for governorship ambition of any of the aspirants jockeying to succeed Rauf Aregbesola. In the light of the foregoing, we appeal to our colleagues to drop ‘political self interest’ in speech and conduct during the town hall meeting in the interest of the party.”

The group then urged members of the forum and the general public to use the opportunity availed them by the ongoing voter registration across the country to get their voters cards, saying, this was the only way to ensure that the party retains power both in the state of Osun and at the centre.

Omisore Colludes With APC To Intimidate Accord Party In Ifeland – Fanibe

The chairman of Accord Party in the State of Osun, Hon. Segun Fanibe has alleged that the former Deputy Governor in the State of Osun, Senator Iyiola Omisore colluded with members of the All Progressive Congress in Ile-Ife to unleash terror on members of the Accord Party in the last Saturday’s Local Government election in the ancient city.

Speaking with Osun Defender in his residence at Parakin, Eleyele area, he said that as early as 7:15am in Iremo, one PDP thug Oluremo attacked him with an axe in front of Latale’s compound, and the arrival of the Area commander and his men who were just passing by saved the situation, which led to the arrest of the hoodlum who was detained in Moore police station afterwards.

To buttress his point, he alleged that one Alhaji Alura, who was Omisore’s right hand man openly told him at unit 005 in Iremo that though his party is not contesting in the election, but Accord Party will not have a smooth sail.

Hon Fanibe said that the withdrawal of the PDP from the election and the sudden romance it had with the All Progressive Congress in Ifeland is a bad indicator as they had both sworn to resist other parties from having foothold in the area.

He further stated that there is no difference between both parties as they are anti-people and they had unnecessary grip on the whole polity through election manipulation, the use of thugs and other forms of intimidation which he said was displayed in the 59 wards across, the ancient city of Ife during the election.

He therefore condemned the totality of the election, blaming OSIEC for the poor conduct of the election, alleging that the commission jointly colluded with the ruling party to rig the election in its favour.

“The Accord Party reject the conduct of the election as it was marred with irregularities, our party agents were denied access to the polling units, as they were asked to present letter of introduction on the election day, despite the fact that they wore the party tags in Ife-North East, Ife-North and Ife-North West local government areas.

In Ife-East precisely, he alleged that One Olokose, a popular PDP thug disrupted the voting exercise in All Saints Primary School Ilode, shooting sporadically into the air to scare voters, as well as security agents who are not armed away.

He therefore called for effective mobilisation of security personnels and voters education to forestall future occurrences of manipulation, intimidation and rigging of election in the coming election.

He said that the Accord Party is reviewing the outcome and the challenges that characterised the last Saturday election adding that the party will consult with its members across local governments in the areas it contested to know the next step to take.


Fresh Motion Filed Against LG Parliamentary Polls In Osun

The controversy leading to the conduct of last Saturday Local Government parliamentary election State of Osun is still lingering as a fresh motion was filed on Monday, January 29, 2018 by one Barrister Kanmi Ajibola asking the court to nullify the poll.

In the motion filed before Justice Kola Adegoke of the State High Court, Ilesa jurisdiction, Ajibola argued that the Saturday LG polls has to be set aside based on the intentional disregard to the court processes by the defendants in the case.

Besides, the lawyer in an 83-paragraph affidavit he deposed to in support of his motion accused Governor Rauf Aregbesola of abuse of office, saying the two days public holiday declared by him prior to the election was purposely to prevent the court from giving a bench ruling on the suit challenging the conduct of the elections.

Ajibola had earlier sued the governor, the State House of Assembly, the State Independent Electoral Commission (OSSIEC), All Peoples Congress (APC), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Social Democratic Party (SDP) and eight other political parties and the case was adjourned to Thursday, January 25 but the two days holiday declared by Aregbesola prevented the court from sitting.

The suit against the conduct of the elections was filed by Ajibola on November 6, 2017.

In his written address, he explained that his application was predicated on three solid grounds, saying the 1st defendant “in this suit used his position to overreach and take advantage of the plaintiff and rule of law, as the Governor of Osun State, by declaring a public holiday to prevent this court to sit on this suit on the 25th day of January, 2018.

“The defendants by their actions of conducting of the LG election have foisted a fait accompli on this court and have destroyed the res in this suit which can only be restored by the setting aside of the said election”, he stated.

He therefore sought an order of the court to nullify the LG polls conducted “during the pendency of the suit” by the OSSIEC on the cooperation and participation of other defendants under the “State of Osun Local Government Area (Creation and administration) Law, 2015 and State of Osun Local Government Areas (Creation and administration) amendment (No. 1) Law 2017”.

In his affidavit, Ajibola contended that the “State of Osun Law” upon which the election was based and conducted cannot stand because on the 14th of December 2017, the State High Court in its judgment in Suit No. HIL/M47/2016, between himself and Governor of Osun State & 2 others had held that, “State of Osun” and “State of Osun House of Assembly” are not known to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He averred further that it was a constitutional derangement for the Governor to be signing into Laws the bills passed in the name of the “State of Osun” by the “State of Osun House of Assembly”.

“I strongly believe that the Governor and the House of Assembly have turned Osun State to legal hammy and stagy setting, against the expressed and implied stipulation of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He added that “in a system where a governor has constituted himself to a legal island, giving himself the license to cause legislation against the spirit and intendment of the Nigerian Constitution, the Court of law will put a check to it”.

LG Election Cripples Political Third Force In Osun

The January 27 parliamentary local government election in the State of Osun might have given an insight into how the September 22 governorship election in the state would go – the intrigues and controversies to be expected before and during the election.

OSUN DEFENDER noted the sudden creation of a supposed political third force to challenge the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the dominant opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 71 wards where the election was held.

Findings revealed that candidates of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Socialist Democratic Party (SDP), Labour Party (LP) and Accord Party who contested the election with APC candidates were originally members or supporters of the ruling party and the PDP.

It was gathered that the decision of the PDP to boycott the election did not go down well with some of the party’s supporters, hence they resolved to contest under another party.

Majority of the PDP supporters, according to findings, contested the LG election under LP and Accord Party.

Similarly, some members and supporters of the APC who were not satisfied with the selection process of the party’s candidates in some wards resolved to contest the election under ACPN, SDP and Accord Party.

But all the opposition parties that contested LG election with APC performed far below expectation of the popularity of their candidates in the various wards.

None of the party got one-third of the vote of the APC candidates in each of the 71 wards where election took place.

In some places like Osogbo, Iragbiji, Ife, Iwo and some other places where election took place, the opposition parties were regarded insignificant as no electoral respect was accorded to any candidate of theirs.

The local government election made it obvious that majority of the electorate were still in support of the APC.

Commenting on the election, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the state, Mr Adelani Baderinwa, described the poll as peaceful and successful based on the turn out and conduct of the electorate.

He said: “The election was no doubt peaceful, transparent and credible. We commend OSIEC for the successful conduct of the election; it is a job well done. Likewise, we appreciate the security agents for the high display of professionalism in providing enabling environment for the election.

“The government commends the voters for their peaceful conduct while casting their votes for all the APC candidates in the election. We applaud their loyalty and staunch support for the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola

“We congratulate the winners of the election who are all from the ruling APC; and we task them to enhance governance at the grassroots for effective service delivery.  Specifically, we urge the councilors to support the Internally Generated Revenue drive of the state government.

“The outcome of the election shows that the government of the APC enjoys the support of the people of the state who appreciate the good governance being delivered by Governor Aregbesola. It is an affirmation that the people wants the APC to continue running the affairs of the state and the grassroots, having enjoyed the development that characterised Aregbesola’s administration.

“Similarly, the withdrawal of the opposition parties, particularly the PDP, is nothing but a scheme to avoid a public electoral disgrace, because the parties had lost touch with the people of the state.

“The government is looking forward to more support from the electorate for future election; and we promise the continuous delivery of good governance.”


Protest: Osun Assembly Assures Students Of Intervention

The State of Osun House of Assembly has assured students of the State College of Health Technology, Ilesha of its intervention to resolve the crisis in the College.

Speaker of the State Assembly, Dr. Najeem Salaam gave the assurance while addressing the protesting students of the college at the premises of the Assembly Complex in Osogbo.

Salaam who was represented by the Deputy Speaker, Hon Akintunde Adegboye assured the protesting students that the house would take necessary intervention to curtail the challenges in the school.

He assured the students that the house will look into their problems through its Committee on education and Health.

According to him, “We will go back now to see into your request because you are our glory and we will treat you well. We commend you for the peaceful protest you embarked upon to register your grievances,” he added.

However, in his remarks the Chairman House Committee on Health, Hon Leke Ogunsola commended the students for their position on the situation of infrastructure in the school.

He assured the students that their entire request will be looked into and the position of the house would be communicated to them at the appropriate time.

He said, “all these request will be looked into and we will deliberate on all the issues during our meeting.”

Earlier, the president of Students Union Government (SUG), Comrade Musliu Babatunde who led the student to the Assembly said they came as a result of some problems in the College of Health Technology Ilesa.

He said, “we are facing a lot of problems especially in our college, especially in the area of poor infrastructures, Health centre and accreditation of courses”.

In his contribution, the State Chapter, President of the National Association of Nigeria Student (NANS), Comrade Muftaudeen Saheed said some of their courses in the college are not yet accredited and this has been hindering them from furthering in those courses.

According to him, “some of our students have undergone four to five years courses that are not yet accredited”.

The students’ leader later handed over their requests to the lawmakers for consideration.

How Osun Curtailed Herdsmen Attack

The strategies adopted by the government of the State of Osun to prevent herdsmen attack which has been prevalent in some neighbouring states seem to be working well; as such attacks have not been pronounced in the state.

Commissioner for Special Duty, Honourable Mudashir Toogun said, “Governor Rauf Aregbesola has been proactive on the issue even before it becomes a security threat across the country, as far back as June 2014 when a committee was set up to interface between Fulani/Bororo herdsmen and farmers in the state, to see to the grievances arising from their respective activities.

In a chat with OSUN DEFENDER, Toogun said the mandate for the committee was to ensure smooth relationship between the herdsmen and farmers and design strategies to ensure that their activities do not lead to crisis in the agrarian areas in the state.

The committee, according to him, comprises of farmers, officials of relevant government agencies, Fulani/Bororo groups, adding that the activities of the committee had since been ensuring sustainability of peace between farmers and the herdsmen.

He said: “Part of the strategies we have adopted is to familiarise ourselves with the farmers and the herdsmen and address the issues raised by the two parties.

“For instance, the herdsmen presented their needs, which include the fact that they needed pasture where they can grace their cows, water for them and their cows, Hajj slots, and education for their children, and all these are being addressed.

“In addressing them, the government has provided 11 boreholes in their various settlements, gave them Hajj slots, and renovated nomadic schools in various settlements in collaboration with the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB). All these have given the herdsmen and farmers the confidence that the government is actually determined to ensure peace between the two parties.

“Sometimes, there are issues of some disgruntled herdsmen destroying farmlands, and because of the sincerity of the government and the involvement of the Fulani/Bororos in the state, we were able to identify such cases and where necessary facilitate compensations for the affected farmers.

“Infact, Fulani/Bororo were instrumental to the identification of some set of disgruntled herdsmen who armed themselves and came to the state through Kwara State to Ila-Orangun and to Imesi-Ile in Obokun Local Government but due to the proactive measures put in place by the government, we were able to curtail them and send them packing”, Toogun explained.

He then tasked the people to always be vigilant and notify the appropriate quarters anytime any suspicious move is noticed.

Opening Up Rural Areas For Economic Development

Since the inception of the Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration in the State of Osun, the rural areas in the state have been receiving attention from the government through the Osun Rural Access Mobility Projects (RAMP). SHINA ABUBAKAR reviews some of the projects carried out by the agency so far.

As part of his campaign promises, Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola pledged to open up the rural areas as a means of not just reducing the Rural-Urban drift, but to ensure that farm produce gets to the markets in urban centres and add value to the agricultural sector in line with the administration’s six point Integral Action Plan to banish hunger and poverty, particularly at a time the nation’s economy needed much diversification from the monopoly of oil.

The activities of the present administration left no one in doubt of its desires towards the development of the rural areas as it tends to make roads accessible to the teeming populace who are farmers, potential farmers, young farmers or those who intends to venture into it, so as to reduce the stress of having to get perishable farm produce to the market, thereby reducing the loss of inputs and efforts put into farming.

The seriousness of the Aregbesola-led administration to open up rural areas attracted the attention of international organisations and the Federal Government of Nigeria,  and through partnership sponsor and finance construction and rehabilitation of earthen road and bridges that linked rural communities to the outer roads.

In the area of upgrading and rehabilitation of rural transport infrastructure, the state government through the coordination of Rural Access Mobility Project (RAMP) has completed over 250 kilometres of roads out of the 500 kilometres scheduled for rehabilitation and upgrading across the state. Some of the roads already completed include Agbowu/Ogbaagbaa-Idiroko-Eleru-Bode-Osi, Bode-Osi Township to Asa junction to Dagbolu-Ajagunlase, Eeleke-Kanko-Telemu and Kanko. Others include Agoro-Ikonifin-Sadeto Ajagunlaase, Akinleye-AbaAyo-Isero, Pataara-Ileko-Oba-Odo-Omi-Farm settlement road 1 and farm settlement spur, totaling 59 kilometres which are all located in Iwo Federal Constituency.

The agency has also completed the construction and rehabilitation of 50 kilometres of rural roads in Ife Federal Constituency covering over seven villages within the routes of Lawoka, Idiahun, Aagbala, Ifegunle, Elewa, Apoje, Elewaa, Ife Tutun and Owena. This area are known for their richness in the production of both cash crops and food that enhance the living standard of the farmers  in the area. These communities were known to have been cut off from the market as a result of inaccessibility over a long period, forcing many to abandon farming and relocate to other urban areas in the constituency until the recent intervention of the government.

Most of the farmers in the area have commended the singular effort of ORAMP in opening the areas to the market and reducing the rate at which they suffer losses from wasted farm produce.

In Ilesa Federal Constituency, about twenty communities have been successfully linked to major roads in the area thereby facilitating access to urban areas, either for the purpose of agricultural, economic or social activities. Besides, some of the roads do not only serve farmers purpose, they are also emergency route during health situations.

The communities that benefitted from the first phase of the project in the federal constituency are Ilesa, Odogbo, Araromi, Ilo-Olomo, Ira, Ikeji-Ile, Arakeji, Araromi, Alagbe, Ibete and Orisunbare.

Others include, Ilesa, Muroko, Ilaa, Isolo, Okebode, Iwara, Asukuru, Odogbo and Isale General in Ilesa town and the total length is 50 kilometres.

Similarly, the administration also intervened in the construction of numbers of roads across the state to facilitate vehicular and human movement both inter and intra state to boost economic activities in both the rural and urban centres. Some of the roads in this class include; Iwo-Pataara road, Esa-Oke-Esa-Odo Farm settlement, Mokore Farm Settlement road, Orile-Owu/Ago-Owu Farm Settlement road, Idiroko-Akinleye Farm Settlement road, Farmers’ Plank Market road, Aato-Ayegunle-Ilawo road, Alaguntan Forest reserve Road, Ita-Oni-Onikoko road, Erin-Oke, QIIP Farm Road, Kuta, Okinni-Igbokiti O-Fish Farm Road, Asawo-sola Alusekere Road, Fashina-Agbagba-Adekanye-Osu Road, and OAU Road 7-Surulere Qrts-Ilesa Road and reconstruction and reclamation of Olufi Market in Gbongan.

Other markets that benefitted from the scheme are New MDS Market in Osogbo, Building Materials Market, Yam Market, Neighbourhood Market. Other roads in this category are Ajebandele-Fadehan-Lagata, Oba Sijuade Road, grading of Iyanfoworogi-Orinsunbare-Ajobo Junction and Aba Apa, Babasuwe Junction-Esa-Odo and the construction of Idi-Ore River Bridge.

Also, in the area of construction of bridges and river crossings, this administration blazed the trail by ensuring that communities that have been cut off from the rest of the state are reconnected to one another through this linkable roads. Many of the dwellers did not believe they could be reconnected to the socio-economic activities in the major towns considering the rate at which many urban centres crave for government attention.

However, the ORAMP management worked wonders by ensuring that even in the midst of paucity of funds, rural dwellers are also catered for and economic activities reawakened in the respective enclaves. Some of the benefiting communities are; Elewonta  river on Oke-Ola Elewonta road, Ohun river on Dabongbon Along Ago-Owu Farm settlement , Oke-Afo/ Alawe stream on Oke-Afo- Oluponna road, Olomu stream  on Fidiwo/Funmilayo road, Eyin-Ade stream at Okuta Aje Area, Osese River and Aatan stream along Koko road at Polytechnic road, Obuke River at Olukesi farm.

The agency did not stop at the named communities, it also extended its services to many rural isolated towns like;  Ejeo River, Ipon stream Agbelejere Road on Oyan- Otan Ayegbanju road, Owere River, Gbalefefe stream, Isule River at Oke-Aho, Ata River, Ogbaagbaa River, Alabakan River, Alakaso River, Oroki River along Otan-Ile – Ipetu-Ile Road, Oriki River along Otan-Ile –Igbajo road and  Asejere River along promised land.

Other benefiting communities are; Power line River along Oke-Odo, Olojo stream at Olojo Farm linking Aroko and Ilupeju communities, Omi River on Masifa- Isundunrin road, Shasha bridge, Opa river at Opa-Odunanin village on Doya –Akinola Road, Oyi adunni river, Oyile bridge on Oyile River.

Since the completion of these projects, it has brought about positive impact on the communities and its dwellers, both socially and economically. The state agricultural sector has recorded tremendous increase in output as more farm produce get to the urban markets on time and there is reduction in the cost of transporting the produce. It also reduces travelling time between these communities, especially those that are bounded by rivers, as travelers do not have to find their ways against the rivers through neighbouring communities.

The ORAMP initiative has also help to eliminate the middle-man concept thereby giving farmers the power of bargain as they now deal with buyers directly and this singular act has increased the income of the farmers. It also created job for the youth in the areas, as there are different community-driven programmes created to ensure the maintenance of these roads. The scheme engages youth in the community and as a result, reduces restlessness among them.

In the area of social development, the ORAMP scheme has increase land values in all the communities where the projects were executed , while the literacy level in the areas have also increased as a result of more social interaction between and among the migrating populace.

According to the project coordinator of O-RAMP, Engineer Adelere Oriolowo, the agency is able to perform to this level as a result of the high level support received from Governor Rauf Aregbesola through regular payment of its counterpart-fund and ensuring capacity building for staffers of the agency without defaulting on the provisions of donor partners.