Oct 1st, 2011 – Rural communities across the state have been assured of massive investments in social amenities within the next four years.
This assurance was given by Governor Ibikunle Amosun at the commissioning of a solar project donated by Schneider Electric and a borehole provided by the state government at Asore Village, Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area.
The governor, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Prince Segun Adesegun, said this vision was necessary in order to make villages habitable for the dwellers, adding that this would also discourage rural-urban drift.
Governor Amosun explained that the borehole and solar power station were a mark of his administration’s commitment towards rural development as well as its intention to further partner with Schneider Electric.
Governor Amosun declared the development in Asore Village as a prototype for other villages and promised to provide it with good road and primary healthcare centre within the shortest period.
In his speech, the Commissioner for Special Duties, Dr. Lanre Tejuoso, said Asore was a pilot scheme of a developmental project, which would be replicated in all villages across the state.
Earlier in his speech, the Director-General, Energy Commission of Nigeria, Professor Abubakar Sambo, commended the donor of the solar station and thanked Ogun state government for its support.
He described solar power as the best form of electricity that could be sourced, explaining that solar panel could be used for up to 25 years without developing any fault.
Professor Sambo advised the state government to adopt solar power for all communities in Ogun State, adding that this would go a long way in giving the people a sense of belonging especially in this age (The Nation).