Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has lauded Prince Yomi Adefusi, the Chairman, Ibadan West Local Council Development Area(LCDA) for his strides within eight months of assuming the position.
The governor lauded Adefusi’s strides on Tuesday during an empowerment and inauguration ceremony held at Bishop Akinyele Primary School, Oke-Ado in Ibadan.
This was made known when the governor inaugurated some projects at the school, including a block of four classrooms.
No fewer than 600 traders were given N10,000 each as revolving loans, while 154 others got empowerment materials.
Three newly built schools and 22 primary schools within the LCDA benefited 730 desks and benches for pupils, while head teachers got 25 tables and chairs.
Ajimobi, who was represented by Mr Bimbo Kolade, the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, said Adefusi’s strides at the LCDA was commendable.
He said the LCDA boss had within eight months in office constructed three blocks of four classrooms at different schools within the LCDA, saying such was worthy of emulation by his counterparts.
Adefusi, who appreciated the governor for opportunity to serve, said the programmes were targeted at seeking the greatest good of the people within the LCDA
“Our administration is passionate about education, developmental infrastructure and total welfare of people in the LCDA and beyond
“All these we are doing to replicate in our LCDA, the good work of the governor, whom we know as Mr Transformer and Mr Quality,” he said.
The council boss said that his administration was inaugurating the third school built the administration, adding that the empowerment materials distributed worth N40million.
According to him, “today’s inauguration is one of our eloquent testimonies to show that out administration is not only making a difference but living up to its billings for posterity.”
Alhaji Asimiyu Adepoju, the Chairman, Council of Mogajis in Ibadan, commended Adefusi for leaving no stone unturned in taking the council to greater heights.
“Things were so bad in the past, but thank God that we have people like this Adefusi coming from the APC to effect meaningful change in this council.
“We can all see that this man really understand where the shoe pinches and has invested hugely in empowering the people.
“These equipments distributed to beneficiaries will go a long way in alleviating poverty and sustaining their means of livelihood,” he said.
He appreciated the governor for picking Adefusi for the LCDA, describing the APC as a party that meant well for the people.
A beneficiary from the LCDA, Mrs Funmilayo Kareem, expressed gratitude to the LCDA boss, saying such effort would assist them and boost their businesses.
Kareem, a hairdresser, said there are lots of youths in the LCDA who have skills in different vocations, but lacked the financial capability to start the vocations.
“We also thank the governor for his support to the council boss and for guiding them through the right path. There are many parents who finds it difficult to empower their Children,” he said.
The duo of Adepoju and Kareem urged the people to vote APC in the forthcoming election to enjoy more of such dividends.