A lawmaker in the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Akeem Ademola Ige has extended financial support to Adeyemo Community for the construction of a police station.
According to the lawmaker, who represents Ibadan South West State Constituency 2, the gesture was part of his efforts at improving the social well-being and combating security challenges confronting the people of the area.
Donating the money, Ige, who was once a council boss in the area, explained that the gesture was in response to a request made by the community for assistance in building a police station.
At the meeting which held at the premises of Ini Oluwa School, Reverend P.F.Owa Crescent, Adeyemo, Ibadan, Ige promised to use all his contact and connection to ensure the completion of the project, stressing that when completed, it will be one of the best community police stations in the country.
He equally used the opportunity to highlight some steps he had taken to combat crime in his constituency which, he said, included the installation of street lights being powered by generators at different locations at night; moving a motion on the floor of the House that led to the invitation of the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State and other Heads of Security Agenciess on the need to abate the incessant night robbery attacks on innocent citizens within Ibadan Metropolis among others.
It was learnt that the community, comprising Adeyemo layout zone I and II, Bello layout , Osungbade, Yejide, Olateju, Ehin, Grammar, St. Lukes, Ibadan Grammar School, Kudeti, Ifesowapo and Ifedapo joint landlords/tenants association had written a save our soul letter to the lawmaker over the incessant night robbery attacks currently being experienced by the residents of the community.
In his remarks at the meeting, a renowned Cleric and Founder of Christ Revival Miracle Church (CREMIC) Adeyemo, Ibadan, Revd. P. F. Owa commended the lawmaker for the gesture, noting that his action had shown that he was committed to the welfare of the people that elected him.
Revd Owa, who had earlier before now provided some building materials, donated the sum of100,000 for the construction of th project, while a community leader and chieftain of the Accord in Ibadan South East Local Government, Pa Solomon Ayanshina equally donated N100,000. A group known as OBN youth donated blocks while all the zones under the joint association equally promised N40,000 each.
In his response, the chairman of the joint association, Pa Ogundipe A.O, and others who spoke at the meeting, expressed gratitude to Ige for his prompt response to their request, promising their overwhelming support for his future political aspiration in the nearest political dispensation.
They recalled that the people in the aforementioned communities have been having sleepless nights for the past few months as a result of the action of the marauders that have been terrorising them which has led to the death of some innocent souls and loss of valuable property whenever the armed robbers carry out their nefarious activities at night.