An All Progressives Congress (APC) member of the House of Representatives from Ondo State, Afe Olowookere, has appealed to the state Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, to complete the Owena multipurpose Dam located at Igbara-Oke in Ifedore local government before the end of his tenure.
The lawmaker, who made the plea while inaugurating a motorised borehole project at Igbalaye community, off Oke-Aro in Akure, said the Dam, when completed, would serve all the six local governments in the central senatorial district of the state.
Olowookere expressed dismay that the project which was conceived under the administration of late Governor Olusegun Agagu, has been abandoned by Mimiko despite having attained a 70 percent stage of completion.
The lawmaker claimed that Mimiko has no cogent reason to abandon the job despite the trillions of naira that accrued to the state since he took over in 2009.
He said: “This is a project that started under the late Dr. Agagu’s administration and has reached 70 percent completion. Since the Dam was constructed by the federal government, the water treatment plants have been constructed, thus remaining the delivery through reticulation by the state government to towns and villages in Ifedore, Akure South and North, Idanre and Ondo on the central senatorial district.
“If this has been achieved, there would have been no need for digging of borehole anywhere in the Central senatorial district of the state. We all have the duty therefore to call on Mimiko to complete this project before the expiration of his tenure”.