The Chairman of Aloma De Sweden, Mr. Idris Fadile has commended Iyara and other communities in Okun land, Kogi state, for their commitment to provide social amenities for the people.
Speaking at the 2022 Iyara Cultural Day on Saturday, Fadile noted that Iyara community has a reputation of being a pace setter in self help projects.
Fadile, who was the Chairman of the event, noted that “in realisation of the inability of government at all levels to provide for the needs of the people, our fathers took steps to make a positive difference and today all over Okunland, there is evidence of development through self help.”
“When I was approached for this program, I was elated because it resonates with my belief in community development and showcasing our culture.
“The setting aside of a ‘community day’ for fund-raising and other events, encourages community members resident outside the local community to come home and contribute to the development of their town.
“The event of today, beyond the pomp and pageantry, is about raising funds to tackle some of the infrastructure deficits in the community and I urge us all to donate and support this laudable initiative.
“I applaud the efforts put into making today’s program a success by the leaders of Iyara Development Association and other stakeholders. May the progress and development of Iyara Community happen in our lifetime even as we strife to lay of solid foundation for a better and brighter future for the coming generations,” he said.
Fadile, who was represented by Mr Matthew Ajigi, donated N500,000 in support of community development projects outlined by Iyara Development Association (IDA). Mr. Ajigi supported him with a donation of N50,000 while Hon. Alaba Medaiyedu announced an additional donation of N50,000 on behalf of friends of Aloma De Sweden.
Fadile pledged that he will continue to associate with every effort that will improve Iyara community.