There was respite for residents of Okenisa Quarters as electricity returns to the community after months of living in darkness.
Recall that the old 300kva transformer servicing the community packed up a few months ago throwing the entire community into darkness. The Okenisa Quarters remained in darkness until a philanthropist, Apostle John Oluwole came to the rescue by donating a 500kva transformer.
The euphoria that greeted the gesture was however short-lived as the new transformer also got damaged barely 48 hours after installation. The donor was promptly notified and he magnanimously replaced the transformer, but with an advise that certain damaged cables and feeder pillar be replaced to avoid further damage.
Following the advise, a technical team came up with a proposed budget of N1.5m. This was however brought to N800,000 as it was observed that some items on the list are still servicable. The challenge now remains raising the funds for the required items.
Well meaning citizens of Egboroland were contacted by the youths in the community to solicit financial support. The Elegboro also insisted that some amount should come from the community as a sign of their commitment and desire to quit darkness.
Thereafter, an appeal for fund raising for the transformer was made, and in a matter of weeks, good spirited sons and daughters of the land donated cheerfully to the course with the aim of seeing Okenisa lighted up again.
Mr Yemi Fasoyin led the fund raising campaign and made a donation of N500,000 towards the project. Other donors are HRM Oba Oluwafemi Agunsoye, Chief Olalekan Ajifowobaje, Okenisa Community, Mr Tunde Loye, and YeyeOba Faustina all donating N100,000 each.
With the efforts and rare show of commitment by the donors, Okenisa Community now enjoys uninterrupted power supply.
In reacting to the development, the Elegboro of Ijebu-Jesa, Oba Oluwafemi Agunsoye appreciates the various individuals who made contributions to ensure there is electricity in Okenisa. He then pray for them for more of God’s blessings in their various endeavours.