In a bid to contribute their quota to the growth and development of their community, the good people of Olambe Area Community Development Committee ( OACDC) had come out in their large number to rub minds on how to further develop their community.
The monthly statutory meeting, which is the third edition in the year was hosted by Itesiwaju Group of CDAs (Group 12) on the 17th of March, 2022 at the Group Secretariat.
In his welcome address, the Group Chairman, Mr. S. R. Otusanya said most house owners has relocated from the community due to the bad condition of the roads. He said: “The Group, Itesiwaju Group of CDAs has about 250 active landlords with very few community spirited minded citizens and about 75% are indigent while close to 20% are retiree and aged, the remaining percentage (%) account / represent the youth most of these are not resident in Olambe here, those that are, are either living on their parents or doing labour work to make ends meet.
“The then philanthropist are no longer here, some sold their property while some have relocated to town because of the condition of the road, this situation has really affected the economy and financial status of our community, financial contribution and support has dropped drastically, never the less the Group and the CDAs Exco have been finding all means to play our financial role as member of OACDC and despite this challenges we still have course to thank the OACDC Chairman for creating and inaugurating the Group.”
Otusanya however said, the Group has been working tirelessly to corroborate the effort of OACDC on its six cardinal points of development which are; road, health, security, education, environment as well as electricity.
The Group Chairman rounded up is welcome by highlighting some projects executed by the Group and appreciate the founding fathers and elders of the Group.
“It may interest you to know that the venue of today’s meeting belongs to the Group, it’s our secretariat and we hope to complete it to our taste in the next few years through God’s help, also we have other projects that either completed or ongoing such as; Mr. Sunday Olayiwola over gully gutter in Blessed CDA, Bismilai / Abaniseloluwa link road in Progressive CDA and road palliative work in Abaniseloluwa.
“In fact, this address will not be a complete one if I fail to acknowledge and appreciate the founding fathers, the elders and the past Chairmen and their Exco members of Itesiwaju CDA in the likes of Chief Akinyemi Fabiyi, the first Chairman of the CDA, Late Eng. Omoniyi Awolalu who happens to be the second Chairman and the man behind the lighting up of Itesiwaju Community during his tenure and other supporting elders for the role they have played and still playing in the development of our community through their advice and prayer. I will also like to appreciate and thank the organizing / hosting committee, headed by Mr. Babatunde Iyaro, the building committee, led by Mr. T. Otunla for their various contributions towards making today a memorable event. Special thanks to our great orator, adviser and philanthropist, Alhaji Taofeek A. Akangbe for being always there for the community, also is our woman of honour, Evang. Dupe Badmus – Adetukasi for her ever ready resolution / answers to the community conflicts, to my community spirited security conscious man, in person of Alhaji Rafiu Moronkola, the Chairman of Excellence Group 5 under the OACDC management for championing the creation of Itesiwaju Group of CDAs (Group 12), I say thank you to the entire Exco members of the Group, the CDAs as well as the entire citizens of this community.”
The Vice Chairman of Olambe Area CDC, Pastor Peter Dada while responding to the Group Chairman welcome address commended the Group for a well done job and make the necessary corrections on the meeting program printed by the Group.
The Area CDC Chairman, Comrade Ganiu Omolade admonished members of the community to always contribute their quota to the growth and development of the community saying “everyone of us has role to play in community development.
Dignitaries at the meeting include; Captain Babatope Emmanuel Kehinde popularly called Captain BEK (Immediate Past Chairman of the Area CDC) as well as Rev. (Dr.) J. B. Adesola (Chairman, Adiyan Alausa Area CDC)