Ogo Ire Akari Group of CDAs host the monthly statutory meeting of Matogbun Area CDC, set record by inaugurating new Group of CDAs, which will relieve the Area CDC of challenge of meeting rotation.
The meeting which was held on Thursday, 2nd of May, 2019 at Suru Block was well attended by community leaders and community members who are passionate about the development of their community. The Group Chairman of Ogo Ire Akari Group of CDAs, Tolulope Ajibare in his welcome address appreciated the leadership of the Area CDC and highlighted his administration achieve.
He said “My chairman sir, as I always mentioned in my previous welcome address that Ogo Ire Akari is a pacesetter in community development, the record are there for verification. Six year ago I inherited nine CDAs but today am happy to deliver twenty one CDAs to the development of Matogbun Area CDC. This giant stride will give birth to inaguration of another Group of CDAs today.
“Electrification: To the glory of God, the relieving transformer has been commissioned last year, since then all our members are comfortable but the supply source is a great challenge because from the source we are having a day on and a day off, just because of Opeilu feeder that cannot support all the transformers under it at a time.
“Roads: Due to topography nature of our environment, channelling of erosion is a great task, but all the CDAs are doing their very best so that erosion will not affect lives and properties.”
He then admonished the leadership of the Area CDC to expedite action so that CDAs that are yet to get their certificate to get it.
“I want to use this privilege to appreciate the CDC chairman and his executives for the numbers of certificate of registration that some of our CDAs has received so far under this administration, at the same time to remind you sir that is over three years that Ebun Oluwa CDA has paid for her certificate of registration but yet to receive it, many CDAs that paid after them has received theirs, also is over a year that Orisunayo CDA has paid too. Sir, kindly expedite more action so that these two CDAs can get their certificate very soon including Ifedapo CDA that just paid for registration few days ago.” Ajibare added.
Matogbun Area CDC chairman, Deacon O. M. Olapade while responding to the welcome address of the Group chairman commended the Group for a well done job adding that the members and executives of the Group are passionate about community development. Olapde also applauded Ogo Ire Akari Group of CDAs for creating a new group without rancour and intervention of the CDC. “I sincerely appreciate leaders of this group for their elderly role in successful creation of new Group saying the newly created group has relieved the Area CDC of challenge of meeting rotation annually. I admonished other Groups of CDAs to emulate Ogo Ire Akari Group of CDAs for this giant achievement. ” He added.
On issue of certificate, Olapade urged affected CDAs to exercise patience adding that delay of certificate is due to lack of proper database by Ogun State Government and the Area CDC is working tirelessly to ensure that all CDAs get their certificate as soon as possible.
“I urged the executives of the 2 Groups, Ogo Ire Akari 1 and Ogo Ire Akari 2 to be selfless leaders and to contribute their quota to community development.” Olapade asserted while inaguarating the new executives.
Engr Simon Adunmo, the new Undertaking Manager, IKEDC Olambe urged the people of the community to have mutual understanding with them adding that no one should bribe any of their official as that is against their company policy. He also admonished community leaders to stop using electricity disconnection as means of punishing their erring members as it totally against IKEDC policy.
Ifo Zonal Chairman, Prince G. B. Adebanjo while responding to the assertion of the Undertaking Manager condemned the policy of IKEDC of not using electricity disconnection to punish erring members saying such policy will affect community activities negatively.
Highlight of the meeting include; roads; particularly Oke Aro – Matogbun road, street naming and house numbering, CDA election and presentation of awards to outstanding members of the Group, Matogbun Area CDC chairman, Deacon O. M. Olapade, Matogbun Area CDC Secretary, Mrs R. I. Lawal as well as Ifo Zonal Chairman, Prince G. B.. Adebanjo