Reps member donates solar-powered street lights to Ekiti communities



Rep. Ibrahim, Olanrewaju, the House of Representatives member representing Moba/Ilejemeje/Ido-Osi Federal Constituency 2, has installed 16 solar street lights in Ifaki-Ekiti, Ido/Osi Local Government Area of the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the solar street lights were installed in strategic places in communities like Ilogbe, Ilero, Iwore and Egun.

Speaking at the inauguration of the solar lights on Friday, Olanrewaju, who was represented by one of his aides, Mr Bayo Famoroti, said all hands must be on deck to ensure that the project was maintained for maximum impact.

The lawmaker said that the project was a result of his campaign promises to light up the town.

“During the campaign in 2019, I promised to make available solar lights for Ifaki-Ekiti town to light it up and make it a beautiful place, especially at night and today, that dream has come to pass.

“These lights don’t belong to Olanrewaju, it is for Ifaki-Ekiti, hence my appeal to residents to ensure that it is maintained and guided very well,” he said.

He explained that the lights could last 10 to 15 hours after an eight-hour charge and automatically turned on at night and off at daybreak

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“There will be a renewed sense of safety and security in any area that the solar lights are installed, especially the palace entrance along Ido-Ekiti road which is the centre of economic activities in the town.

“This will increase the number of business hours available to the people here and influence positively their struggle against poverty,” Olanrewaju said. (NAN)