…Seeks End To Unhealthy Rivalry Between Igbotako, Ilutitun Communities
Billionaire business mogul and Senator representing Ondo South at the Red Chamber, Dr. Jimoh Ibrahim on Sunday donated a sum of N10 million for the completion of the Secretariat building of Ikale West Local Council Development Area of Ondo State.
Presenting the bank draft to Oba Isaac Idepefo, the Majuwa of Moribodo Kingdom in Ilutitun, in his palace, the senator emphasised that the socio-economic development of the LCDA is paramount to him.
He explained that the creation of the LCDA would impact on the lives of the people through provision of social amenities that would invariably enhance their means of livelihood.
According to Senator Ibrahim, “It is necessary we ensure the completion of our Ikale West Local Council Development Area’ Secretariat building so that the officials can hit the ground running when they are appointed. That’s why I’m donating this N10 million.
“Kabiyesi, it is important that we should provide all necessary logistics that would enhance the performance of the LCDA officials when they assume office and the secretariat is what is going to accommodate them.
“The quality of job done by the contractors would be of international standard because the occupants are going to serve our people.”
Meanwhile, Senator Ibrahim, who has presented papers on the floor of the Senate on how to save the people of Aiyetoro community from being submerged by ocean surge, sought the assistance of Oba Idepefo on how to end the longtime unhealthy rivalry between Igbotako and Ilutitun.
He called for unity and cooperation between the two kingdoms for the develooment of the people and the communities, noting that unhealthy rivalry serves as a cog in the wheel of development.
The senator said: “Kabiyesi, I want you to use your office as the traditional ruler of Ilutitun kingdom to resolve the longtime unhealthy rivalry between Igbotako and Ilutitun.
“I am sure you know Kabiyesi that this rivalry has not added any positive thing to either communities.
“We all know that unhealthy rivalry is a cog in the wheel of development, so I want you to work with your friend in Igbotako to bring this to an end soonest.
“Ikale West LCDA cannot take the risk of being the last in terms of socio-economic development among its peers when they start off.
“It is through the concerted efforts of both Ilutitun and Igbotako that our LCDA would develop at envious pace for the betterment of the citizens and the communities.”
In his remarks, Oba Idepefo appreciated the senator for his concern for the people of Ondo South Senatorial District.
He commended Senator Ibrahim for the Yeoman’s job he has done within the short period he arrived at the Senate.
The monarch described the billionaire as a philanthropist par excellence as he donates to ensure his people live a comfortable life.
He promised to ensure the Ikale West LCDA Secretariat building construction work is monitored for judicious use of the donation.