Story By Akinola Emmanuel
The Oyo State Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has commenced drilling of about 58 boreholes in the State.
During the flag off of the projects at Egbeda Local Government today, Governor Seyi Makinde said the programme would contribute positively to the socio-economic and political development of the state.
The Governor who was represented by Senior Special Assistant on SDGs, Mr. Kunle Yusuff, explained that the project was an alleviation of the dearth of water being faced by members of the affected communities.
He expressed delight that the Oyo state SDGs had demonstrated strong commitment to feature as one of the leading sub-nation in setting the pace of achieving global resolutions.
He noted that the State Government under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde had developed a road map that would provide alternative solution that would support green economy and at the same time save the environment.
The SSA urged beneficiaries to utilize the project with seriousness and commitment in order to achieve the set objectives.
He added that the current realities and exigencies of job creation for the youths required aggressive, strategic and efficient approach in the training of the youths, which the present administration takes with all seriousness.
He said this will help in achieving significant reduction of unemployment, create jobs and wealth.
The benefitting Communities are Akinyele, Lagelu, Ibadan-North, Ibadan SouthEast and Oyo Zones.
In his words, the Caretaker Chairman, Ajorosun LCDA, Hon. Sikiru Sanda noted with delight the testimonies from residents whom he said were glad about the solutions to lack of water in the area.
A Community Leader, Chief Aso Isa appreciated Governor Seyi Makinde for fulfilling his Campaign promises, noting that the community has been suffering from lack of potable water for almost 10years.
He also appreciated the tremendous success recorded in the State, which has endeared the people to Engr. Seyi Makinde’s administration.
He promised the community’s constant monitoring and care for the Borehole project being executed by Mssrs Royal Generation Company.
Earlier, the GOC, Division 2, Odogbolu Barrack, Ibadan, Brig. General Ogundugba appreciated Governor Makinde’s kind gesture in repairing boreholes in the barracks which were in disrepair for long.