Okene — Representative Ahmed~Tijani Damisa of Okene-Ogori/Magongo Federal Constituency has commenced the installations of solar streetlights across his constituency. The lawmaker inaugurated the installation of the solar streetlights project months ago in Okengwe and Okene with a charge on the benefiting communities, towns and villages to judiciously use and protect the facilities.
Speaking at the flag off of the solar street lights installations, the lawmaker said the idea behind the solar streetlights was borne out of his pledge to provide solar lights during the 2019 election for the people of the area. “This is the day destined by God. During the campaign in 2019, I promised to make available solar lights to make Okene and Ogori-Magongo LG a beautiful place, especially at night and today that dream is coming to pass,” he said.
‘ Solar lights should be maintained by citizens’
Commissioning the solar lights, Rep. Damisa, through his aide, Adams Ibrahim Kadoka said all hands must be on deck to ensure that they project is maintained for maximum impact. “These lights should be maintained by everyone. These lights don’t belong to Ahmed~Tijani Damisa Yusuf, it is for Constituency,” he said.
He explained that the lights last for 10-15 straight hours after an 8-hour charge and automatically turn-on at night and turn-off at day break.
“There will be a renewed sense of safety and security in any area that the solar lights are installed, especially around Onyukojo which is the center of economic activities in the ward. This will increase the number of business hours available to the people here and influenced positively their struggle against hunger and poverty,” said Adams Kadoka.