Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed-led administration has been applauded for his continued support for Kwara State Community and Social Development Project (KWCSDP) as 86 communities in the state has so far benefitted various infrastructures since Additional Financing (AF) in 2016.
The Acting General Manager, Kwara State Community and Social Development Agency (KWCSDA), Alhaji Yahaya Ahmed gave this commendation during the project launch and cheque presentation ceremony of first tranche of cheques, to another batch of nine rural communities by state government.
Alhaji Ahmed informed the gathering that there is room for other communities across the state to benefit as government has made funds available, but they should grab fast the opportunity.
He implored the current beneficiaries to commence their project implementation on time, so that Kwara State would stand a good chance of drawing more, adding that timely retirement of the fund would fast track replenishment.
The Acting General Manager disclosed further that the state government through KWCSDA has intervened in 86 rural communities till date, since the commencement of Additional Financing (AF) in the sectors of water, education, health, rural electrification, environment and socio-economic with some completed and in use, while others are at different stages.
In his good will message at Bayagan-Ile community, the Chairman, Transition Implementation Committee (TIC) of Ifelodun, Alhaji Mukaila Omoniyi described the gesture as promise kept as a result of their support for the current administration, urging them to continue in that trend.
While congratulating the beneficiaries with an advice that they spend the money judiciously, he called on the general public to obtain their voters registration cards in order to exercise their rights, during the coming Local Government election.
Speaking, the Ojibara of Bayagan land, Oba Kamiludeen Salam Oladiran explained that prior to government’s intervention, the community experienced untold hardship in terms of flooding, unavailability of portable water, lack of equipment and drugs at the health centre and dilapidated classrooms due to rainstorm.
At Dada, Edu Local Government, the Ndazhitsu of the community, Alhaji Ahmadu Jibril Jiya thanked the state government for the assistance, while also urging the committee to implement the project accordingly.
Also, the Etsu Yankpa of Gbale community in Edu, Alhaji Jibril Musa described the project as an added advantage to the welfare of the people, while also calling for cooperation among the community during implementation.