The anti-corruption campaign has cascaded into good fortunes for indigenes of Ehiozevbaru Community in Uhumwode Local Government Area of Edo State.
By default, the community which inherited a basketful of challenges now enjoys a glimpse of development arising from the change of guard in the leadership of the Community.
The provision of accessories for the electricity transformer in the Community has brought electricity to the community through self help by the rural dwellers.
Without any measure of government support, the determination of the Ehiozevbaru community, has activated water supply, a market, and ongoing Community town hall project in the area.
Those who abandoned their craft and migrated from the locality due to communal strife are gradually returning to their abode.
Commenting on the development, Mr. Humphrey Agbonavbare, the Ozukpogieva (Second-in-command) in the community revealed that the rural dwellers collectively opted for change in approach to development of their homeland after the back-and-forth in the area under the hegemony of deposed overlords who held sway for the past 15 years.
Recounting the story of setbacks and triumphs, the Secretary-General of the community, Mr Ogbemudia Egharevba, sued for government support in the provision of other basic amenities, especially secondary school and a functional healthcare centre in the community; another elder in the community, Mr Obaretin, appealed to the rural dwellers to live in harmony.
Also speaking, Mr Orhue Ediagbonya, a scion of late Ehiozevbaru who founded the Community several years ago, gave an overview of the process of attaining leadership position in the community, while Priestess Helen Osazuwa, Ohen Eromwon N’ Iyemon shrine in Ehiozevbaru community, recalled the harrowing experience the rural dwellers have been through before the light suddenly appeared in the tunnel.
According to Priestess, paid tribute to God and the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II for uniting and restoring sanity to Benin Kingdom, saying, “we now have a functional borehole and a market.
“Since 2010, when I became the Priestess of this community, we do not have a market which currently plays host to all kinds of traders and businesses until recently.”
Princess Osazuwa, however advised elders in the community and those holding positions of authority in the community to sit up and sustain the peace so as to receive a pat on the back.
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