Power Outage: AKOL Donates ₦1m To Esa-Oke Community


A community in Esa-Oke, Obokun East local development area of Osun State, on Thursday, heaved a sigh of relief, as the Special Adviser to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Public Health, Dr Olasiji Olamiju, popularly known as AKOL donated a sum of One million naira to purchase feeder pillar cables and other needed materials, to put an end to about 3 months power outage in the area.

Speaking after handing over the cash to Asaba of Esa-Oke, High Chief John Aluko, the public health expert expressed hope that the money he was donating to the community, would help to restore the public power supply to the rural community.

Olamiju, who is from Oke-Esa quarters - the quarter affected by the outage, was not particularly happy that the community has been left in total blackout for about three months.

He then appealed to the community leaders to “jealously guard the equipment when re-fixed, because it is far better to add new things to what you have, than to replace things you earlier acquired”.

Responding, High Chief John Aluko commended Dr. Olamiju for "rescuing the community from a protracted power outage,” even as he also used the opportunity to call on other political leaders and well-meaning individuals to “borrow a leaf from this man”.

He recalled that there were many promises made by several individuals without being fulfilled, thereby dashing the hope of the community.

The community leader assured the Esa-Oke born philanthropist cum politician that the community would reciprocate the gesture by giving him necessary support and vote for his party, All Progressives Congress (APC) come July 16 governorship election.

Similarly, Mr Faniyi Abiola, the community’s youth leader, commended Olamiju for prompt action within 72 hours of informing him, unlike others who reneged on their promises.

Faniyi said that what seemed impossible was made possible by the pharmacist, praying that the Lord would be with him and guide him.

The presentation had in attendance the Secretary, Obokun East LCDA, Mr Kayode Ojo, Youths and others.

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