For the people at the grassroot to feel the impact of the APC government in the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in the State of Osun and most especially within the Osogbo Federal Constituency, the newly constituted APC executive in Osogbo Olorunda, Irepodun and Orolu federal constituency, under the Chairmanship of Otunba Titi Laoye-Ponle visited the nook and cranny of the federal constituency as part of their progressive contributions to the development of Osun.
The constituency tour was basically to get feedback from grassroot on the performance of the APC led government and to find out the topmost request of various communities in terms of roads infrastructure within the constituency.
After visitations to various communities, the APC Osogbo Federal Constituency executive gave kudos to Governor Oyetola on many developmental projects currently embarked upon, while the recommendation also sited area of priority in terms of road infrastructure that government should come to aids of the dwellers of the communities visited to improve their economy.
Read the full report and recommendations below:
REPORT OF OUR TOUR WITHIN OSOGBO FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY
Our journey started from office, at Osogbo Federal Constituency by five panel headed by Vice Chairman namely:
– The Vice Chairman – Elder Hon. Babatunde Adegoke
– The PRO – Hon S.O Ibrahim
– Ex-Officio – Elder Johnson Koledowo
– The Asst. Treasurer – Hon Aderibigbe Rasidat
– The Organizing Sec. – Hon Azeez Moshood A. (mosco)
ALEKUWODO COMMUNITY: On 18th May, 2020 we went to Alekuwodo to seek permission of the site engineer handling the Alekuwodo Tarring project. On getting there, we met the site engineer who gave us permission to inspect the road project and we did. Every member of the constituent were satisfied with the level and how the project was been handled.
We thereby give Governor Adegboyega Oyetola kudos on the project for job well done because the road was well constructed and this will last longer for the benefit of the community using it and the entire Osun State in General.
OLUWAPELUMI COMMUNITY (OSOGBO WEST LCDA): On 19th May, 2020. We visited Oluwapemi Community. This Community is adjacent to Alekuwodo, it is at the back of Osogbo West L.C.D.A.
We met the community leader Elder Koledowo Johnson where the culvert linking their Community to Osogbo West L.C.D.A were shown to us and this was so pathetic, therefore we advice government to see to it because it is affecting the economy of the area.
There was a unanimous recommendation that government should intervene without delay and implored them to always wake up to their responsibility by paying their taxes promptly.
Here attached are the pictures of the said culvert
TEMIDIRE COMMUNITY (OSOGBO WEST LCDA): Next was Temidire Community. This Community is at Tinumola Area not far to Capital Hotel. The road shown to us was totally deplorable from extent that the dwellers of Community were unable to ply the road linking them to Tinumola, except they pass through Ring Road. The Chairman of the Community Chief Rauf Agboola Opaleye Solicit from the government to please come to their aid because of the poor condition of the road. The Vice Chairman Hon. Babatunde Adegoke promised them that the government will soon see to their problem. He therefore enjoined them to always help government by regularly paying their taxes as part of their responsibility to the government.
We hereby recommend that the government should look into the problem and help them solve it as this will add value to government as well as voters because most of the dwellers are members of our dear Party APC.
Here attached the picture of the road.
OKE BAALE (OSOGBO L.G): Oke Baale is at Osogbo, it is the seat of Osogbo Local Government. We met the Community Leaders which comprises of Alhaji Moroof Adekunle, the Chairman of Akintokun Abe-Obi Community, Alhaji Olagunju Ifeoluwa comunity who happened to be the Chairman of the Chairmen of Akintokun Community in general because Akintokun Community comprises of Eleven Communities.
The Road shown to us is totally damaged because the culvert linking the Community to eastern by-pass road has collapsed. This has hindered their economic activities because no access road for vehicles to bring food to the Communities.
There is another culvert that links Fiwasaye to the ring road, it has collapsed too.
In his remark, Elder Koledowo Johnson assured them of government intervention and enjoined them to always pay their taxes.
ILUDUN COMMUNITY (OSOGBO L.G): Iludun Community is at Testing Ground Area, it is the host of Popular White Mosque. We met the High Chief Afolabi Yusuff Keji, Alhaji Hammed Bolarinwa and many others who gave us a warm welcome to their Community. We saw the deplorable condition of their roads and a culvert was shown to us. It was built with effort of a religion organization called White Mosque but there is no drainage and it needs to be back filled so that the culvert would be useful to the Iludun Community.
In his remark Hon. S.O. Ibraheem assured the Community of Government intervention and advice them of their own responsibility too to the government which is prompt tax payment.
Here attached the pictures of the said culvert
OKE-ODO/ARENJA COMMUNITY (OROLU L.G): Oke-Odo Community is located at the east of Orolu Local Government. It is five kilometers to Orolu Local Government Head Quarters. The culvert linking the main town to Oke-Odo Community has collapsed. Several government representatives have visited the culvert but nothing was done. We were received by the community Chairman and Secretary in person of Mr. Muhammed Musefiu and Olatoye Mukaila respectively. They solicited assistance from government in respect of the culvert as the community has been cut-off from the entire Ifon-Osun town.
It has affected the economy of the dwellers. In her response, Hon. Aderibigbe Rasidat assured them of government prompt intervention and enjoined them to always pay their tax as at when due.
OKEKERE-AWESIN COMMUNITY (OROLU L.G): Okekere-Awesin Community is at off Osogbo-Ogbomosho road. We met the community leader who double as Baba-Kekere Olufon of Ifon dynasty chief Akintola Oyedepo. The culvert linking the Okekere Community to Janta Area has totally collapsed. It has cut-off the entire community away from the main town.
They solicited for the government assistance in respect of the said culvert so that the people of the community can have access to the main town. The dwellers of the community are staunch member of our dear party APC.
In his response, Hon Azeez Moshood assured the Community that their request would see the government attention without delay and advice them to always pay their tax.
ILIE TOWN (OLORUNDA SOUTH L.C.D.A): We moved to Ilie Town where we met the Chairperson of Olorunda South L.C.D.A Hon. (Mrs) Omolaoye Felicia she showed us the only access road connecting entire Ilie town to Ifon-Orolu. This Road was awarded to one company during the Former Governor Oyinlola’s regime but was tarred up to Osun-Esa in Orolu L.G and since then, the work has stopped on the Road. We would have loved if the government can see to this project for completion.
The importance of the said road is enormous because, its the only access road where farmers transport their goods to the market. The dweller of the communities using the road is mostly member of our party (APC).
It is of our opinion that government should set up the investigative committee to see why the project was stopped.
OKE-AYEPE (IREPODUN L. G): We visited Irepodun Local Government through the Constituency Secretary Hon Abayomi Anthony who doubled as the chairman of Irepodun Local Government. He took us to Oke Ayepe where a collapsed culvert was shown to us. This is the Road linking Ilobu to Ifon through Ifon/Erin Community High School.
This culvert has caused a lot of problem to people living in that axis as there is no access road linking them to Olobu Market.
A temporary wood culvert was constructed with community effort so that the people can have access to Market but it could not allowed heavy lorry. We are of the opinion that if government can reconstruct the said culvert, it will grow the economy of the Area because the dwellers are mostly member of our dear party (APC).
ARO ROAD, ISALE OSUN (IREPODUN SOUTH L.C.D.A): We visited this community through the Vice Chairman of Federal Constituency Office, Hon Babatunde Adegoke where the culvert linking Aro in Egbedore Local Government to Isale-Osun in Erin Town in Irepodun South L.C.D.A. The culvert has totally collapsed and has hindered the users of the road from accessing market.
We recommend that government should please see to their plight. We equally enjoined them to always be prompt in their responsibility to the government by paying their taxes regularly.
RECOMMENDATION: We commend the efforts of the government in all its efforts in the infrastructural programme in the state.
In conclusion, having inspected all the roads in Osogbo federal constituency (Osogbo, Olorunda, Irepodun and Orolu), we are of the opinion that the government should come to aids of the dwellers of the communities visited so as to improve their economy because most of the dwellers of communities are card-carrying member of our dear party (APC).
Osogbo Federal constituency Excos
THE OSOGBO FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY EXCOS
– The Chairman – H.E. Otunba Grace Titi-laoye Tomori
– The Vice Chairman – Elder Hon. Babatunde Adegoke
– The Secretary – Hon. Abayomi Anthony
– The Treasurer – Alh. Kilani Orisawale
– The Asst. Treasurer Hon. Aderibigbe Rasidat
– The PRO – Hon. S.O Ibrahim
– Ex-Officio – Elder Johnson Koledowo
– The Organizing Sec. – Hon. Azeez Moshood A. (mosco)