Senator representing Kogi West, Prince Smart Adeyemi has released 45 Million Naira to reconnect Illu -Afon, Ottafun, Idoyi, Ila, Iluke, Aghara, Odahi, Ogharu communities in Kabba/Bunu, Mopa-Amuro and Ijumu local government areas to the national grid.
He also released funds for the provision of over 70 solar lights across Kiri land in Bunu axis of Kabba-Bunu LGA in Kogi state.
Senator Adeyemi directed that the electrification projects be completed before Christmas this year.
A former Chairman of Kabba-Bunu local government council, Hon. Nathaniel Ojo Taiwo, who confirmed the development, said he drew Senator Adeyemi’s attention to the plight of the communities.
Taiwo said some of these communities have been in darkness for more than 10 years.
According to him, “Senator Smart Adeyemi said it was shocking and uncomfortable to him that some communities can still be in darkness in this present era in his Senatorial district where the world is turning into a global village.
“He immediately released N45 million for the supplies of over 70 solar poles and the reconnection of affected communities to the National Grid, saying the entire area must enjoy electricity before the end of the year so that they can celebrate their Christmas and New Year in a very convenient atmosphere, and to curb the rates of crime in the society.”
The project, it is learnt, will commence by the weekend and cumulatively will cost the senator over 50 Million Naira.
Hon Nathaniel Ojo Taiwo described the Senator as a kindhearted gentleman who loves his people with great passion.
“The rate at which Senator Smart takes the love and his commitment towards the development and growth of the senatorial district and Bunu People, in particular, with much concern is highly commendable and unprecedented.
“Bunu people will not forget you in a hurry as you have written your name in Gold in their hearts and generation to come will remember your generosity towards our Jerusalem,” he said.