Irepodun Local Government Secretariat of Kwara state had been cut off from electricity supply for the past three years by the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company. The council’s electricity supply was disconnected in 2014 over indebtedness. Jubilation erupted within the office complex in Omu-Aran, Kwara at about 12 noon on Thursday as electricity supply to the council Secretariat was restored after three years outage. The restoration of electricity to the secretariat caught some of the staff unaware.
This development is sequel to the the installation of the new Local Government Chairman, Mr Muyiwa Oladipo, who had previously promised his constituents his unparalleled support in improving the socio-economic and over-all well being of residents of the local government area.
Reports says the development coincided with the visit of the executive member of Omu-Aran Development Association (ODA) to the council secretariat. The ODA executives led by its President, Chief Bisi Adeyemi, were in the council on a congratulatory visit to the newly sworn-in Chairman, Mr Muyiwa Oladipo.
Oladipo told newsmen that the reconnection of electricity to the council was a promise fulfilled, he said;
“I have been holding random meetings with the management of the electricity company since assuming office few days ago on the way forward. The issue of power outage in the council over a long period has been a source of concern to my administration, but we thank God who had made it possible.”
He said his administration had mapped out strategies in collaboration with the IBEDC management towards ensuring adequate power supply to the secretariat to aid efficiency.
Oladipo expressed his administration’s support to every stakeholder in the effort to achieve the desired socioeconomic transformation envisioned for the council.
The ODA boss advised Oladipo to beam its searchlight on the issue of security, rural road rehabilitation and infrastructural development within the council area.
The executives of Omu-Aran Microfinance Bank were also in the council on a congratulatory visit to the new council chairman.