Residents of Igun, an Ebira Community in Oke-Offin, trooped out to celebrate a new lease of life as the Security Adviser to Kogi State Governor, Commander Jerry Omodara commissioned project ”Light Up Igun Community”.
Recall that CDR Omodara in December 2022, donated a 7.5 KVA generator to the Community for the first phase of the project.
In a remark, the Community leader, Mallam Isiaka Ibrahim, appreciated CDR Omodara for his sterling performance and immense contributions to the success story of the Governor Yahaya Bello led administration, stressing that his impactful leadership as a security adviser and grassroots politician will always be remembered.
Mallam Ibrahim pleaded for support for a 6 year old boy, Attahiru Usman who was billed to undergo surgery to correct a defect on one of his ears.
A woman Leader in the Community, Mrs. Safu Yahaya, commended the Security Adviser for his continuous support especially in the area of provision of amenities, such as: donation of foodstuff, agricultural inputs to boost their farming work and financial empowerment among others.
Safu said the Community has benefited from the benevolence of CDR. Omadara since 2016 that he became a part of the Bello’s government, assuring him that the Community will continue to greatly share and support his vision and dreams for the Community and the State at large.
Going memory lane, Commodore Omadara shared the story of the first Ebira man who came to Oke-Offin over 90 years ago, saying, “interestingly, the man lived in my father’s house. This and many more of such historical facts are proofs of the importance of our co-existence in order to achieve development and collective prosperity” he said.
Responding to the plea of the Community Leader, CDR Omodara promised to take over the medical bills of the treatment of the young boy, Attahiru, while also promising to partner with the Government of Governor Yahaya Bello to establish a primary school in Igun community due to the rising population and the need to have a school they can truly call theirs.
According to him, it was unhealthy for children to go as far as Okoro Gbedde and Oke-Offin to attend school.
He urged the community to continue to live in peace and love which they are known for and also appealed to the community to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Assembly Candidate, Seyi Bello to enable deliver quality representation.
CDR Omodara was accompanied by some party stalwarts, including Elder Gideon Amupitan, Pastor Lawrence Obayomi, the youth leader, Mr. Micah Alehile among other stakeholders.