Omu-Aran -The Living Faith Foundation has offered to offset the N4.7 million electricity bill owed by Water Works and the General Hospital in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government of Kwara.
The founder of the foundation, Bishop David Oyedepo, made the pledge in a message to the Omu-Aran Festival 2014 held at Government Secondary School Playground, Omu-Aran,.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that electricity supply to the two affected public utilities had been disconnected since April due to the debt.
The development had resulted in scarcity of potable water and partially disrupted healthcare services in the metropolis.
Oyedepo, in the message delivered by the former Military Administrator of Bauchi and Osun States, retired Col. Theophilus Bamigboye, said the gesture was to alleviate the suffering of the people.
He said the Living Faith Foundation would continue to channel available resources to raise the living standard of the people.
Oyedepo said elders had brought the matter to his attention.
The Olomu of Omu-Aran, Oba Charles Ibitoye, elated by the development, thanked Oyedepo and the foundation for the gesture, saying that the community would remain grateful.
NAN reports that the foundation had one year ago employed 12 teachers to handle some core subjects in schools spread across the community as part of its cooperate social responsibilities. (NAN)