Mr. Amosun is yet to handover transformer to communities months after presenting certificates of acquisition
Several months after the much celebrated distribution of transformers to communities by the Ogun State Government, many of the pronounced beneficiary communities are yet to get their allocation.
The State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, had during the ‘handing over’ ceremony held at Arcade Ground, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, about six months ago, presented acquisition certificates to the said communities.
Mr. Amosun, at the public ceremony which had in attendance traditional rulers and other stakeholders, announced that the exercise was the first phase with 500 communities as beneficiaries.
As at the time of this report, PREMIUM TIMES findings showed some communities are yet to be handed over the transformers.
One of the supposed beneficiary communities is Olokuta community in Idi-Aba, Abeookuta South Local Government Area. Community leaders there said they are yet to get any transformer since Mr. Amosun’s promise. The leaders, who wouldn’t want their name mentioned for fear of losing patronage by the state government pleaded with the state to bring the transformer there.
A government source said only about 300 transformers have been given out as opposed to the 500 promised.
It is not certain what might be responsible for the delay in the supply of transformers, but sources say that the communities yet to take delivery are those who requested for 500KVA transformers.
Efforts to get reactions from the authority proved abortive, as officials declined comment. PREMIUM TIMES correspondent sent a text message to the governor on the worrisome development, but no response came from him.
“We made several attempts to know what exactly is going on, but we remained incommunicado from the authority.
“We can’t even understand anymore, and this is ridiculous, having given us certificates of approval by the governor, nothing is forthcoming months after,” an Olokuta community leader said.
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