Residents of Felele-Olorunsogo layout and Kajola-Irede Community at Academy Oju-hospital communities in Ibadan South East local government have commended the lawmaker representing Ibadan South East/North East Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Abass Adigun also known as Agboworin for erecting security gates in their communities.
In a separate interview with our reporter, the Vice Chairman, Police Community Relations Committee for Felele-olorunsogo layout and the Youth Leader of Kajola-Irede community said the security gates have proved to be an eye opener and have changed the security status of the communities by helping a great deal in keeping criminals at bay in the ongoing partial lockdown in Oyo State.
The leaders also expressed their appreciation to the lawmaker who is also the Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Air Force saying other politicians are trying to do other gates after his initiative.
Gbadamosi, in his words, said “We are very grateful for what Hon Agboworin has done. The gate has raised the profile of Felele-Olorunsogo community a lot. When people pass through Iwo-Road to Felele and they see the gate, they say ‘this gate is very beautiful and modern.’ And it is indeed a modern gate, first of its kind in our area. Hon Agboworin, through this gate, has changed the status of Felele to a modern community. It is not the way people see Felele before that they are looking at it now. Things have changed through the lawmaker.
“For this pioneering and innovative project, a lot of politicians have now approached us to tell us they also want to build and erect entrance gates for us. Hon Agboworin is a very good innovator. He initiated the entrance gate and now everybody is trying to copy it. We are very grateful to him. If you ask anybody in Felele, they will speak very highly of him. We were not expecting he would perform up to this magnitude. His performance is highly rated in Felele-Olorunsogo community. If youth as the youths, they will tell you that Hon Agboworin has done an eye-opener gate in Felele for all politicians to emulate. So, we are very proud of him.”
In the same vein, Adebayo said, “If you get to the area as I am speaking to you right now, you will see the gate at the entrance with the inscription ‘built by Hon Abass Adigun Agboworin.’ That is not the only gate in that area. He also did build and erect another gate in Alake, another community in the area, making a total of two gates and both are completed.
“I am not a politician, but in the community they know me better. Immediately he was elected and sworn in, he came to the area and asked what the needs of the community were. The elders in the community told him we wanted gates to secure the areas and he came to do the gates for us. We are very happy that he did so and we are grateful to him.
“During this COVID-19 curfew, the gates have helped to improve security in our areas. Prior to COVID-19 outbreak, area boys were having free entry and free exit into the communities to disrupt the peace when they clash. But now, such boys and hoodlums generally shut them out of the areas. Those who live in the communities but work far away are given 90 minutes to at night before the gates are locked. Even motorists and okada operators who used to over-speed and in the process hit people and run away no longer have access to our communities to do such. So, the gates have helped to reduce accident. These are some of the usefulness of the gates.”