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Residents of Ondo State have decried the epileptic power supply in the state since February.
It was learnt that the problem was caused by a technical fault at the Power Holding Company of Nigeria’s (PHCN’s) National Distribution Centre in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
Sources said the company has been trying to rectify the fault to no avail in the last four months.
PHCN restores light at odd hours, between 10am and 3pm when people are away at work and at midnight when people are asleep.
The Ayetoro community in the oil rich Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State has asked the Federal Government to constitute an enquiry into the execution of the N6.5 billion Ayetoro shoreline protection project.
The project is being handled by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and was awarded in 2004.
Addressing newsmen in Akure, the Principal Secretary of the community, Chief Dele Kudehinbu, said the project was first awarded to Gallet Nigeria Limited at a cost of N650 million in 2004 before it was terminated and re-awarded to Dredging Atlantic Nigeria Limited in 2009 for N6.5 billion.
A total of 500 widows have been given food and clothing in Owo, Ondo State by a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Elizabeth Foundation.
The foundation also organised free medical tests and treatment for widows to treat ailment associated with old age.
Speaking at the event, Chairman of the Foundation, Olayide Adelami said the programme was designed to mitigate the suffering of the widows, orphans and less privilege in the society.
All sons and daughters of Ile-Oluji have been urged to use their influence on Ondo State Government to get three more additional Local Government Councils for the land.
This position was made known in a communiqué issued and signed by the principal officers of the union, and dated April 29,2013, at the end of the recent Ile-Oluji National Union congress held at the Jesus Arena, Ile-Oluji, Ondo State.
The union stated that a memorandum requesting for additional three local government councils has been submitted to the government of Ondo State on the issue and urged “all sons and daughters of the community to lobby the state government to see that our dream in this regard is realised.”