By Trust Akharaiyi
A Corps Member, Miss Maryam Adegboyega has solved electrification problem along FUTA Northgate area in Akure with her ten solar-powered electricity poles worth over N1.3 million.
The “Light Up FUTA North Gate Street Light” Project, according to her, was necessitated by the dangers and risks associated with darkness in the area, to assist students going for night studies and to help traders in the area with illumination.
At the commissioning of the project, she told The Hope that, “the road was usually dark and not safe. Many times, I have stepped on faeces and at some points; I was close to being sexually harassed”.
“The road is now safe for traders along that side to stay back and this would definitely increase economic activities and also reduce open defecation,” she explained.
The Corps Member, who completed her national youth service last week, advised other Corps Members to nurture and follow up their ideas without hesitation.
Commending Miss Adegboyega, the State Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs. Victoria Ani, represented by Mrs. Eunice Adeyemi, admonished the community to make good use of the project.
Speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Akure, Professor Adenike Temidayo who was represented by the Head of Electrical Department, Dr. Olabode Ale, and the Director Central Lab FUTA, Professor Johnson Agbede commended Miss Adegboyega and promised that the project would be maintained by the FUTA community.