Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde says his administration will set up the Rural Electrification Board to address power supply in Ibarapa zone of the state.
The governor, while addressing thousands of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the state campaign flag-off held at Igboora, said the reconstruction of Eruwa to Ibadan road would begin in two weeks.
A statement by the Media Committee of the Governor Seyi Makinde Re-election Campaign Council, said the governor promised that he would make sure that Ibarapa is fully carried along on the Rural Electrification Board.
He said: “Few weeks back, I promised that we would flag-off the 2023 campaign here in Ibarapa zone and that is what we are doing here today. The state flag-off is what is happening here, but by the time we begin the LG to LG campaign, I will come back to tell you what Ibarapaland will benefit in the next administration, which is Omituntun 2.0.
“I know that you have the challenge of electricity supply here.
“So, God has been helping us in Oyo State to do what is right for our people. We have paid the salary of civil servants consistently for 44 months out of 48. We cancelled the N3,000 levy for our students so they can go to schools without any hitch.
“We promised that our infrastructure will target our economy and we are doing that. I am happy that the road from Igboora junction to Iganna has been awarded to a contractor and work has begun already.
In their separate remarks, PDP leaders in Ibarapa zone, Dr. Olusola Ayandele and Chief Ademola Eniade, appreciated Governor Makinde for the infrastructure development and other achievements across Ibarapaland.
They declared that all towns in Ibarapa are solidly behind Governor Makinde, adding that the people would vote en masse for all the candidates of PDP.
Earlier before the state flag-off of the governor’s campaign,Governor Makinde and his wife Tamunominini were installed as Aare Atayese and Yeye Aare Atayese of Ibarapaland by the Olu of Igboora, Oba Jimoh Olajide.
The installation ceremony took place at the Olu of Igboora’s palace.
The installation ceremony was witnessed by the Olugbon of Orile-Igbon, Oba Francis Olusola Alao; Onidere of Idere, Oba Kingsley Aderoju; Onilala of Lanlate, Oba Sunday Oladejo and the Oluaso of Iberekodo, Oba Jamiu Ademola.