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Ondo lawmaker builds N20m library in Ode-Irele

Posted: Apr 3, 2015 at 8:52 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Yemi Akintomide / Correspondent, Akure


The lawmaker representing Irele State Constituency in the Ondo State House of Assembly, Afolabi Iwalewa, has built a N20 million modern library in Ode-Irele, headquarters of Irele Local Government Council area.

He said the gesture was his personal contribution to boost education development and advancement of students and other reading population in the area.

At the handing over ceremony of the well furnished library complex to the Ondo State Library Board, the legislator said he cited the library in Ode-Irele as a centre point for easy access by all students within and around the council area.

Governor Olusegun Mimiko who unveiled the library complex for public use, praised Iwalewa for ploughing back to his constituency, especially in uplifting education standard of both the young and old population in the area.

The Governor pledged that the state government, through the Ministry of Education, will equip the library with modern textbooks, computer sets, other reading materials and staff to man the edifice.

Mimiko urged other public office holders to emulate Iwalewa, stressing that such practice would accelerate development and spread of dividends of democracy to every hooks and crannies of the state.

The Governor urged the people of the area to continue to vote for candidates of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the coming election to get better representation like the one provided by Afolabi Iwalewa.

A PDP stalwart in the state and member of Goodluck Presidential Campaign Organisation, Dr. Eddy Olafeso, said for the lawmaker to have erected such a magnificent library complex in Irele, and the first of such in the environ; Iwalewa has raised the pedestrian leadership to higher standard.

“This is a legacy that will impact the education life of generations yet unborn. I was a teacher in this town in 1974 before Iwalewa was born; there was no single library in all these areas, but God has used this young man after several years to achieve this. It is very laudable,” Olafeso stated.

The chairman of the occasion, Rotimi Ibidapo enjoyed the users of the complex to ensure judicious use of the facilities within the complex.

He pledged to support the library with five new computer sets, a cash award of 2,000 dollar and a cheque of N500,000 to equip the library.

Chairman of Gallery Security Service, Chief Bibopere Ajube, also support the library project with one million naira.