The good people of Olambe Area Community Development Committee (CDC) in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State has came out in their large numbers for the second time in the year 2022 to deliberate on how to further develop their community.
The meeting which was hosted by Pacesetter Group 2 over CDAs was held on Thursday,17th of February, 2022 at MFM Motor Park, Purposeful and had several community leaders such as Captain Babatope Emmanuel Kehinde popularly called Captain BEK as well as Pastor Oloko in attendance.
Pacesetter Group 2 of CDAs, Mr. A. O. Omoregie in his welcome address appreciate all the community leaders and members for their contributions to the successful hosting of the meeting.
“It is my pleasure to welcome you all to this (new) year round of our rotational monthly meeting. On behalf of the CDAs under this Group, I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, their elders, past and present without leaving out our community leaders across Olambe Area. I am spectacularly happy to be part of this year event. Please join me in congratulating the CDAs leadership and their members for the various contributions (time, money and ideas) in making our community safe for development, Omoregie asserted.”
He then listed the projects the Group had executed so far. He said: “Below is brief overview of the strategy and performance of our CDAs under this Group. Security / Safety: The security of our communities in which we work and live is our priority, as such Security Committee in line with the Area CDC’s layout was set up to liaise with other security personnel / network for updates and synergy and this had paid off immensely as no serious security breach had been recorded till date since we took over the mantle of leadership.
“We are convinced that security model being implemented across our Area CDAs together with the emphasis we placed on being our brothers’ keepers inculcated in everyone is key to the success recorded so far.
“And now to flood, this is a recurring problem in our communities during rainy season, and we have taken steps and still taking step to deal with it and it’s attendant displeasure among members. It is heart – warming to announce that we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel. This assurance is a result of the report submitted by the fact finding committee and accepted by the CDC executives, which prompted the immediate transformation of the fact finding committee into implementation committee and had since set to work, self help being the best help. And so for those of them here present, I say a very big thank you, we cannot thank you enough.
“Electricity: there is no gainsaying that good and constant supply of electricity is the bedrock for the growth of any viable economy. Hence, epileptic power supply has contributed in no small measure to the dwindling economy in the community. In spite of billions of naira pumped into electricity, the community still experience epileptic power supply and there is a general hike in the tariff despite the fact that it is the consumer that provides some of the facilities like transformer, concrete poles, aluminum cables among other to generate the power. Customer is king is the general saying, the reverse is the case in power sector. You are at their mercy at any given opportunity. The prepaid meter that supposed to be giving to us for free, many go through hell before they get it. Even when you eventually get it and it becomes faulty, one would have to pass through rigorous process and still spend a lot of money before it can be fixed. While we continue to work round the circle to address the Group issues associated with electricity, only God and people behind it understand why we are not close to winning the battle.
Olambe Area CDC Vice Chairman, Pastor Peter Dada commended the Group Chairman and his executives for a well done job and make necessary corrections. He also admonished community members to be security conscious and report any security breach to the necessary quarters adding that the community is working tirelessly to resolve the flooding issue. He then admonished residents to remain united and always speak in one voice particularly on electricity matter. He however urged members of the community to continue to support the Road Committee by paying the fee at the toll gate and to also volunteer at the toll gate.
On security, the Area CDC Chairman, Comrade Ganiu Omolade enjoy community members to empower the So Safe Corp in order to strengthen security network in the community. “Olambe has 83 CDAs and we want to create more so I implore Group of CDAs to work on this as Olambe plan to give birth to another CDC soon,” Omolade added.
On CDAs certificate, the Chairman urged CDAs who have gotten theirs to do so as soon as possible.
Other issues discussed at the meeting include; education, health as well as youth development.