Mr Olumide Fadipe, Chairman, Isokan Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Ekiti State, has assured residents of Ifaki-Ekiti that his administration would embark on people-oriented programmes and promote transparency.
Fadipe gave the assurance on Thursday during his familiarisation visit to the palace of Olufaki of Ifaki, Oba Adegbenro Falore, in Ifaki-Ekiti.
He said the purpose of his visit was to
sustain the peace and development of the LCDA which has its headquarters in the community.
The chairman noted that the installation of Oba Falore as the Olufaki of Ifaki was a blessing to the community as it coincided with the creation of Isokan LCDA.
He explained that the community had been clamouring for a local government headquarters without positive response from the state government, but was made possible during the reign of Oba Falore.
“I am delighted that the creation of Isokan LCDA with its headquarters in Ifaki-Ekiti was made possible during the reign of Oba Adegbenro Falore.
“Ifaki-Ekiti is a great and peaceful community with prominent sons and daughters, who are committed to the development of the town.
“I, therefore, want to assure all residents of Ifaki-Ekiti community that my administration will promote transparency and unbaised relationship,” he said.
Fadipe urged residents of the community to always pay their taxes, patronise customary court for marriages and be committed to the development of the LCDA.
Responding, Oba Adegbenro Falore, while thanking the LCDA chairman and his management team for the visit, charged him to fulfil his campaign promises to the people.
Oba Falore, who commended Gov. Kayode Fayemi for approving the creation of the council, urged the chairman to execute developmental projects for the community.
“I want to urge the chairman and his team to invest positively in developmental projects that will promote the growth of Ifaki-Ekiti.
“Some of our needs include, actualisation of Ifaki Law School, establisment of commercial banks, creation of employment opportunities for the youths, repair and renovation of Oja Oba market stall.
“Others are, extension of electricity supply to new settlement areas, improvement of farm and rural roads, provision of transformer for the quarters with no electricity and new roads for farm settlements among others,”he said.
The traditional ruler assured the chairman of the community’s support and cooperation.
The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that members of the Olufaki-in-Council and some residents were present at the palace during the visit.(NAN)