By Henry Odeh
Saint Peters Anglican Diocese Church, Aremo in Ibadan, has bestowed a meritorious award on Oyo state house of assembly lawmaker, Honourable Akintunde Olajide for selfless service towards grassroots community development.
The lawmaker representing Lagelu state constituency received the award on Saturday 28th November following what the church described as selfless and commitment to community development.
AKT as he is fondly called in a phone conversation with Sunrisebulletin.com on Sunday expressed gratitude to the Church for the award noting that it was a pointer to the fact that his steadfastness is being recognized and appreciated by the people and the body of Christ.
The lawmaker maintained that he had no excuse to fail the people who have him a mandate to represent them at the legislative chamber stressing that he will continue to use his office to attract more developmental initiatives and programs to Lagelu local government.
In a similar development, the people of Lagun community in ward 2 area of Lagelu local government has have expressed appreciation to Honourable Akintunde Olajide for lighting up its community after almost six years of living in darkness.
Member of Lagelu North caretaker committee, Honourable Fabunmi Johnson Oluwafemi popularly known as Femi KENFAB, in an appreciation to the lawmaker which he personally signed on behalf of Lagun/Apatere community stated that the lawmaker has justified the mandate given to him by the electorates for providing electricity supply to the community and its environs.
According to Hon Fabunmi, the people of Ore, Lagun, Apatere and its environs have lived in darkness for over five years despite having an electric transformer that only required repairs and maintenance.
He said that after repairing the transformer to work at full capacity, honourable Akintunde went further to procure electric poles and cables to ensure there is power supply.
He maintained that AKT had earlier rehabilitated two boreholes including one in front of Old Central Mosque with a standby power generating set to power up the borehole for public use.
He added that people of the community will remain grateful to the lawmaker for yielding to their request of power supply, promising to continue supporting the lawmaker’s leadership across the local government.