The immediate past minister of health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has expressed optimism that the successful completion of erosion and flood control project at Okeayo in Oyo state would boost economic activities in the area.
This is even as he noted that the project would reduce the dangers to lives and properties associated with erosion and persistent flooding in the locality.
Adewole said this at the commissioning and handing over ceremony of the erosion and road improvement works at Okeayo, Egbeada local government area, Oyo state, executed through the Ecological Fund Office (EFO), Office of the Secretary the Government of the Federation (OSGF).
He underscored the present administration’s determination to continue with the implementation of all genuine government policies, agreements and contracts that are aimed at promoting a prosperous nation.
The former minister reiterated President Muhammasu Buhari’s resolve that no part of the country would be neglected under his administration irrespective of its geographical location or political considerations.
In her address, the permanent secretary of EFO, Dr. Habiba Lawal reiterated that the commissioning and handover exercise was meant to enable the host community take over and exercise ownership over the project, to ensure its maintenance and sustainability.
Lawal who was represented by a deputy director at EFO, Mr.Mathias Eluma commended the contractor, consultant and the EFO staff for their efforts in ensuring timely completion of the project.
She appealed to the host community not to allow the resources that federal government committed to the projects to waste by dumping refuse at the site.
On her part, the Senator representing Oyo Central, Sen. Monsurat Sunmonu was excited with the successful completion of the project, just as she thanked President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) , EFO, the contractor and consultant for making her dreams of touching lives a reality.
The representative of Okeayo community who is also the President of landlord/ land ladies Association, Mr. Fasina Isiaka lauded the efforts of PMB for making the community enjoy the dividends of democracy.
The project which cuts across more than four different communities such Okeayo, Abiola, Amiran Ogunbade and others is a 2km road improvement project, with concrete drainage on both sides and box culverts.
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