Ogun Govt. Approves Solar-Powered Boreholes for 15 Communities
An approval has been given to sink solar-powered boreholes in fifteen rural communities in Ogun State, in the second quarter of this year.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, the Reverend Gbele Olugbebi made this known during the budget appraisal of the ministry by the House of Assembly Committee on Finance and Appropriations.
The Reverend Olugbebi maintained that sites survey and load demand assessment for rural electrification of a community in each of the three geopolitical zones of the State had also been carried out in the period under review.
Similarly, the Coordinating Director, Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Olatunbosun Mosuro said that efforts were on to empower some selected poultry farmers with six thousand birds and loans from the Bank of Industry, BOI, with a view to boosting their businesses and ensuring that people have access to fresh chicken and its products for consumption.
In the same vein, the Coordinating Director, Ministry of Forestry, Mr Dolapo Odulana who noted that all the forest reserves were at the verge of depletion due to lack of funds to replace the felled trees, explained that over one thousand tree seedlings were required annually to salvage the situation.
Also, the Acting General Manager, Water Corporation, Mr Oluseye Maku while attributing the shortfall in the water supply across the state to insufficient funds for the purchase of chemicals for purification, pointed out that the corporation had commenced works on replacement, reconnection and relocation of water pipes that paved ways for road constructions in the State.