Ogun State Government is set to embark on an electrification scheme that will provide power supply in rural communities in the state.
Already, Gbamu Gbamu, in the Ijebu East Local Government Area, has been chosen as the community where the pilot project of the scheme, being carried out with GIZ, a German organisation, will kick off. Deputy Governor, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga, who disclosed this, said it is in fulfilment of the state government’s commitment towards uplifting the standard of living of rural dwellers in the state. Onanuga, represented by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Rural Development, Mr. Wale Ogunyomade, during an inspection tour of Gbamu Gbamu, said the community has the prerequisite needed for the success of such a pilot project.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Mr. Gbenle Olugbebi, in his remarks said the state government would ensure development in all ramifications as more social amenities will be provided to enhance the standard of living of the villagers. The state government, he added, is prepared to facilitate the provision of land for the rural electrification initiative of GIZ to succeed in the rural communities, adding that the scheme would be replicated in other rural areas.
The Bale of the community, Chief Azeem Fayomi described Gbamu Gbamu as a big community, which comprises 17 villages with almost 5000 inhabitants.