Salisu Irukere Calls for Concerted Efforts to Develop Imane, Commissions Roundabout

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A philanthropist and renown herbalist, Chief Aduh Salisu, has called on sons and daughters of Imane community in Olamaboro local government of Kogi state to be involved in the development of the community.

Salisu, popularly known as Baba Ifa Irukere aya Orunmila, made the call on Saturday in Imane Etèke during the commissioning of roundabout which he built for his community.

According to him, “a lot can be achieved in the development of our communities if individuals blessed by God give back to the society. There is no way a government can provide for all the needs of the people, but just a little sacrifice by individuals or group of friends to development of the communities can make a lot of difference in the life of the people.”

He said giving back to his community with the little resources he had was borne out of love for his people and as an indigene who grew up in the village, he understands the terrain.

Salisu stated that the roundabout was constructed in fulfilment of his promise to the youths with whom he had an agreement before the 2019 Kogi governorship election. He said he entered into an agreement with the youths of the community to work assiduously for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates, Governor Yahaya Bello and Chief Edward Onoja.

He urged the youths to  always be law-abiding and be useful to themselves and their families. 

The project was commissioned by the Deputy Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, RT. Hon. Ahmed Mohammed.

Represented by his Senior Legislative Aide, Prince Tijani Dauda, the Deputy Speaker commended Chief Salisu for his philanthropic gestures. Aside the roundabout, Salisu also paid WAEC/NECO/JAMB examination fees for fifteen indigenes of Imane community. He urged him not to relent as the reward is from God.

Chief Salisu Irukere was later presented with an icon of development and selfless service to humanity award by students from Ankpa Federal constituency.


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