In an effort to reduce suffering of his people as a result acute water scarcity, the PDP House of Representatives Candidate for Akoko southwest/southeast Federal Constituency, Hon Olutade Martins-Abiloye (aka Irawo) has commenced the repair of moribund boreholes located at some communities in Oka-Akoko.
The rehabilitation of some non-functioning boreholes at Owase, Okia and Agba communities by Hon Martins-Abiloye has brought relief to residents.
According to residents who spoke with our correspondent, many boreholes located in the local government area had been abandoned for years, thereby subjecting them to untold hardship of getting potable water especially during the dry season.
One of the benefitting residents at Owase at Akoko southwest area, Mr Ogedengbe Christopher said several efforts made by the people to make government and political office holders to assist them to fix the moribund boreholes had failed until Hon Martins-Abiloye’s current intervention.
Ogedengbe noted that, “let me use this opportunity to express the Owase community’s appreciation to our Hon Abiloye for this project of water; we are more happy that the repair of this borehole is coming when we need water most, water is very scarcity now, our people will not forget this gesture”.
Two other residents, Mr Ogidan Olabaniji from Okia community and Hon. Japheth Benjamin from Agba area, also commended Hon Martins-Abiloye for his timely intervention in ensuring that the people could now drink and use potable water for domestic activities.
Olabanji said, “when our major source of water which is well water dried up recently, we learnt that our Honourable Abiloye is repairing abandoned boreholes in this area, we pray God will grant all his good heart desires, he will not suffer in Jesus name”.
On his part, Mrs Deborah Ojo who spoke in Yoruba language, pointed out that, “execution of this type of water project is a clear indication that Hon Martins-Abiloye will deliver for the people of Akoko southwest/Akoko Southeast federal constituency if elected in the 2019 general election. Those in government have abandoned us in this area, but we thank our Honourable for using his personal money to repair our borehole, God will continue to bless him”.
Hon Martins-Abiloye said he decided to embark on the rehabilitation of some abandoned boreholes to reduce suffering of the people in getting drinkable water especially during this dry season.
The Reps hopeful assured that such project would be extended to other parts of the federal constituency soon, adding that if elected in the 2019 polls, he would ensure no part of his constituency was neglected.