The residents of Araromi-Okeodo, a community in Ife-South Local Government Area of Osun State, were overwhelmed with joy following the supply of electricity to the town for the first time, after 91 years in total darkness.
The residents trooped out en mass in jubilation during the weekend, with many of them describing the development as ‘miracle of the century’.
Monarch of the town, Oba Abbas Akanbi, the Alara of Araromi-Okeodo, led his chiefs and subjects to the off-grid location of the 50-kilowatt energy firm responsible for the supply of power during its inauguration.
Oba Akanbi while speaking with journalists expressed that he didn’t believe that restoration of power supply to the town would be possible in his lifetime.
He said, “We have heard several stories about power supply to the community, which never came true, and even when we were told of this solar power plant, we thought it was another fake promise.”