…says ‘gesture is to support government’
Idris Katib, Abeokuta
Landlords of Royal Garden Community Development Association, Akole, Oke-Ata, Abeokuta, Ogun State, have embarked on a massive drainage of their environment to rid the community of flooding.
According to the Chairman of the community, Alhaji Nofiu Tiamiyu, it is a bold attempt by the caretaker executive members to assist the government in moving the community forward.
Tiamiyu praised the development committee of the CDA for its dogged determination to push the projects, stressing that realisation of the project would have been a mirage without voluntary donations of money and materials by committed landlords in the estate.
He said the community, which was given birth to by Oluwatedo Community Development Association, Akole, Oke-Ata, Ogun State, was filled with landlords committed to the development and progress of their environment.
He further said that community development projects had been lined up for the rest of the year, appealing to philanthropists to support the community by picking any of the pending projects such as electrification, roads drainage and erection of community hall.
Tiamiyu said, “Being the first chairman of the community, I think one should have a listening ear to the needs of the people of the community, which prompted the inspiration of the on-going project of culvert construction and massive drainage within the community.”
According to him, this will make human and vehicular movement much easier while the people of the community will be protected against flooding.
He stressed that it is also “to beautify our dear Royal Garden Estate as a fledgling community.”
Tiamiyu, howe Iver, appealed to the government to assist the community development associations, especially the newly developed ones, in the provision of electrification, roads and security, maintaining that doing this would cushion the effects of the economic hardship on the dwellers.