For two decades the agrarian Oke-Ola community in Imeko, Ogun State, had battled with deplorable road and routine flooding
Anytime it rained, the whole community palpitated in fear, many times the flood had washed away farm produce and laid waste many homesteads, leaving the community inaccessible.
For many indigenes and residents, rehabilitating the Imeko Road and linking the town to the rest of Ogun State had become a major prayer for years.
The rehabilitation of the 2.4 km strategic link road was one good thing they looked forward to seeing in their lifetime.
That prayer was answered recently as the 2.4 km Oke Ola road (which residents also call Kogo road) was recently delivered with necessary road furniture: drainage and streetlights. It was recently delivered by Governor Dapo Abiodun administration as part of the government’s Urban Renewal Project to serve the commuting needs of tourists, residents, and indigenes.
The Onimeko of Imeko, Oba Benjamin Olanite, lamented that in the past, no fewer than three school children were swept away when the road was submerged in flood and appreciated the state government for coming to the aid of the town which has over the years been neglected by previous administrations.
The monarch reminded the world that the town, apart from being a spiritual relevance as the spiritual headquarters of the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) founded by the late Bilewu Oshoffa, it also has a huge agricultural potential given the abundant arable land.
He appealed to the state government to invest more on her infrastructural needs, particularly renovation of the oldest school and the palace road in the town