Afuape Support Group, Afoo Liberation Forum Embarks On Community Service, Clears Drainages, Fills Potholes - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Sunday, January 26, 2020

Afuape Support Group, Afoo Liberation Forum Embarks On Community Service, Clears Drainages, Fills Potholes

Comrade Jimoh Waheed 

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 
ABEOKUTA - Members of Afoo Liberation Forum, a humanitarian service group belonging to the Ogun State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Moruf Afolabi Afuape were spotted in the early hours of Saturday cleaning gutters and filling pot holes on major ways of Abeokuta, the state capital. 

The group in their lemon bib uniform stormed major areas in Abeokuta south local government with wheel barrows, shovels, rakes, and two loads of lorries loaded with granite stones to fill the potholes. 

Some of the areas visited by the group include; Isabo, Oke-Ijeun, Nawar-u-deen road, NEPA road, Ijemo Agbadu, Oke-Lantoro, Amolasho, Kuto, among others. 

The group said the exercise will ease traffic congestion and reduce automobile accident in the areas.

THE ENCOUNTER NEWS while monitoring the compliance order of the environmental sanitation on Saturday caught the group clearing drainages at Ake, Itoko, NEPA roads. 
The group filling pot holes with granite stones at Isabo junction. 

Speaking with our reporter, the Chairman of the forum, Comrade Jimoh Waheed said cleaning of drainages was parts of community service to the people. 

Waheed added that, the exercise which comes up every last Saturday of the month, was to complement the efforts of the state government in maintaining roads and drainages.

He noted that, the monthly exercise which cost N1million was to support their leader, Hon. Afolabi Afuape for his humanitarian gesture and political prowess. 

Apart from filling of pot holes and clearing of drainages, Waheed said the group usually support traffic agencies in the state to control traffic at congested areas and at APC social functions. 

He added that, the group is planning to partner with some recognized NGOs to offer relief materials for the aged and provide scholarship for indigent students within the local government area. 

His words, "we embarked on this exercise in 2019 when we observed the worsening condition of some township roads in Abeokuta especially in Abeokuta south. So, at every environmental sanitation exercise, we come out to fill the potholes and clear the gutters. 

"This is our little way of supporting our leader and support the local government because we know government cannot do it alone. This project as you can see cost of N1million monthly and this without the support of anybody, except the monthly contribution of members. 

"We have equally contacted the local government for assistance so that, subsequently, we can have government presence and provision of other facilities for smooth operation in the next exercise. 

The group therefore implored members of the public to at all times maintain government properties and maintain clean environment for healthy society.

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