Erstwhile Ogun state House of Assembly member, Hon. Aina Nurudeen Akinpelu yesterday, fulfilled his promise of two classrooms and two boreholes made to Tigbo, Alishiba and Oke Osa communities within Ado-Odo/Ota Local government of the state. .
VOA News correspondent gathered that Hon. Aina had earlier promised the communities to carry out such projects while he was still in office, but could not fulfill his promises before he left office in May 2019.
The classrooms were built in Community Primary School, Tigbo, which is aimed at improving the standard of the school. He also facilitated the drilling of a borehole at Oke-Osa and Alishiba respectively, to ensure that the people have access to pipe borne water in the two communities.
The people of Tigbo ilu, were full of gratitudes to the honourable, for building the classrooms, they revealed that the school was being held in a church before now.
Onilogbo of Ilogbo, HRM Oba Dr. Samuel Olufemi Ojugbele, while giving his speech, was full of praise to Hon. Aina, stressing that he is a lover of the people and the well being of the people has always been his priority. He therefore conferred a chieftaincy title on him to show his appreciation.
The monarch said, “Aina is a man of humble nature, and am not surprised seeing him doing all these, he is someone who have the trait of leadership and have the love of his people in mind. I hereby offer him a chieftaincy title of Jagunmolu of Tigbo land.
In an interview with VOA News correspondent, the Onilogbo of Ilogbo implored the parents of the school to continue helping the community by sending their children to school n order to reduce illiteracy in Ilogbo town.
He said, ” In the beginning, most of our people don’t go to school, that is why the community is lagging behind. We don’t have children to be proud of, no lawyers, doctors, journalists and so on to be called our children. All we have are hoodlums and hooligans but thank God for these days, where there is provision of school in our land, parents find it as a mandate for themselves.”
When asked about the chieftaincy title conferred on Honourable Nurudeen, the Onilogbo said ” I think Nurudeen deserved the title, he has been a good boy. I don’t care what anyone thinks, I own my territory and I choose who is to lead.”
While speaking with VOA News correspondent, Hon. Aina Akinpelu said, “I give glory to almighty God for making today a reality, these projects are not done by my will, but by God’s. He alone allowed these. I appreciate everyone that has been supporting me also, It’s not easy for me at all, since am no more in power, but to serve humanity is my watch word, I have promised and therefore I need to fulfill.” h
Honourable Aina expressed that he was not expecting the chieftaincy title conferred on him by the monarch, but expressed his appreciation to the Oba for conferring such title on him.
He said, “concerning the unexpected chieftaincy title, I give glory to God for making this possible, I never expected it, but God has made it possible through my father, Onilogbo of ilogbo, Oba.”
Dignitaries in attendance were, The care-taker chairman of Ado/Odo Ota local government, Mr wasiu Lawal, Hon. Adedokun Adeoye, The councillor representing ilogbo ward, Hon. Bankole solomon, Apc leader in ilogbo and many others.