Reprieve came the way of the long suffering people of Adanna community and its environ in Ajikobi ward of Ilorin West local government area of Kwara state as the Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki donated a 500 by 11KVA transformer to the community.
Residents of the benefitting community and its environ had been plunged into total darkness over eleven months ago when the transformer supplying electricity to the densely populated area got damaged.
Saraki had about a month ago during a sympathy visit to victims of a devastating flood disaster in Abata-Asunkere-Ode-Adanna area of Ilorin metropolis, upon request by the community pledged to donate a new transformer to the community in order to improve the socio-economic life of residents of the area.
He equally bankrolled the installation of the transformer which has more carrying capacity than the damaged one.
The Director General of the ABS Mandate Constituency Office, Ilorin, Alhaji Musa Abdullahi handed over the transformer to the representatives of the community at a brief ceremony at the constituency office Ilorin on Sunday.
Abdullahi said yesterday’s presentation of the transformer was in fulfillment of the pledge of the Senate President
Responding, the Imam of Ode Adanna, Alhaji Mashood Yakub Ode Adanna, said their joy knew no bound over the donation of the transformer to their community, pointing out that “we have been in total darkness for more than eleven months.
The secretary of Ode Adanna community development association, Musa Alawuyan, also hailed Saraki “for fulfilling his pledge to the community in less than a month.”