In fulfilment of his electioneering promises annually, no fewer than one hundred and fourteen persons across Abeokuta North/Obafemi Owode/Odeda Federal Constituency have been empowered by its representative, Hon.Olumide Babatunde Osoba.
The annual empowerment projects commemorating his birthday anniversary was held at Ibara Housing Estate, Abeokuta whereby thousands of All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters and loyalists stormed the venue to rejoice with Hon. Osoba.
Earlier before the day, Hon Osoba had commissioned several projects in his constituency while the empowerment projects held on Saturday, April 17th, 2021 had in attendance Hon. Wale Bello, Hon. Afeez Balogun, Alhaji Bakai Okedara, Hon. Elemide, Prince Tunde Tella, Hon Shoneye and amongst.
Among such projects completed and commissioned during the three days festive moments included six panel solar powered borehole each at Ahmadiyya primary school, Adepegba; Christ High School, Adipupo; Ansaruldeen primary school, Tappa, all at Odeda local government.
Others were commissioning if market stalls at Alagbada ward at Odeda; commissioning of two blocks of six classrooms with VIP toilets at Alapako Oni ward, Obafemi Owode council, and many others projects that cut across all the three local governments.
While speaking on the rationale behind the programme, Hon. Osoba, who also is the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Sports noted that it became imperative for him to justify the electioneering confidence reposed on him by people across his constituency.
He said: “We have done a lot of infrastructural project. When I was campaigning, I had a STEP Program which involves School rehabilitation, building, CSR Program where teaching tools will be given to them. Tools for Transparency. Empowerment of Youth in constituency, and Primary healthcare and power generation have achieved all my STEP programmes.
“In March, I empowered 120 people during the lockdown we have been able to do last year and am empowering also in my step program, I always do an annual empowerment.
“We are strategic, we have deep freezer for women to sell drinks and ice block. Grinding machine for women also to put in front of their house and be getting some token, generator for people to be charging phone for customer and other variety of things and also motorcycles for youth in transversing delivery.
“In my first term, I did a lot of project in schools, boreholes and primary health care center and we noticed the borehole we did were not managed properly and I believe if something fine is done in school, we have science teacher and he can check on the solar panel of the borehole, if faulty they will take care of the project.
“And for instance, our student spent 8-10 hours in school that’s between 8am and 4pm, we want our students to be taken clean water and also we have a water treatment for the borehole.”