Chief of Ondo APC seeks more partnership for community development
From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
A leader of the Ondo State All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Adeyeri Stephen Kunle, has called for greater involvement of individuals in community development.
Adeyeri, who is also a candidate for the House of Representatives race in the Akoko Southeast/Southwest Federal Constituency, stressed the need for well-meaning individuals to contribute to the growth of their community.
The APC leader said this during the commissioning of the rural electrification project being carried out by his company, Skystep Group, at the Holy Trinity Iwaro-Oka Anglican Church in the South Akoko Local Government Area. West of Ondo State.
He said community development should be the priority of each and every individual and collective responsibility to complement the government’s efforts.
”While we recognize the immense efforts made by the state government to meet the aspirations of the people, we recognize that every individual, businesses and institutions within and outside of government have an important role to play. and I have decided to do my part to fulfill my calling.’
Adeyeri expressed his joy in donating the 8.9 km electrification project which serves the inhabitants of the Iwaro Oka and Etioro axis in Akoko South West local government.
He said the welfare of his people was his priority and urged everyone to support him in the task of developing the state.
He said: “We have continuously worked to improve the living conditions of our people and this project is one of many initiatives that we have designed to run in our federal riding.”
“I am happy to officially present this electrification project to my constituents who have shown a lot of solidarity with our commitment to the process of rebuilding our federal riding.
“We will not let up on our efforts to bring smiles to our people and transform the federal riding.
Speaking at the event, the Olubaka of Oka, Oba Adebori Adeleye, noted that the development of any society largely depends on the people and prayed for more such gestures from the donor.
Oba Adeleye also instructed well-meaning people in society to always see the call to serve as a divine mission and an opportunity to bring smiles to those around them.
He pointed out that if everyone decided to give back to society, the government’s burden would be reduced.
Also speaking, Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Prof. Olugbenga Ige described the project as a commendable contribution to rural development.
He noted that rural projects should not be left in the hands of the government but everyone’s collective efforts.
Ige also sought the support of all prominent natives of Akoko in the development of the city.