The Ogun State government, in partnership with World Bank is set to bring succour to rural dwellers in the State by providing infrastructure and social amenities that would alleviate poverty in the communities.
The General Manager, Ogun State Community and Social Development Agency, Engr. Sakirudeen Salami made this known while addressing Information Officers, Ministry of Information and Strategy, at the State Governor’s Press Centre, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Salami said the programme was meant to provide quality facilities in areas such as; education, health, water supply and other social amenities that could enhance the socio-economic status of the rural communities, adding that the six Local Government areas to benefit are; Abeokuta North, Odeda, Yewa North and Ipokia, Ado-odo/ota and Remo North.
He explained that the project would be community driven, as the beneficiary communities would be allowed to choose the project that was of utmost importance in their various domains and would be funded to the tune of Ten Million Naira.
In his remark, the Director of Information, Planning, Research and Statistics, Mr. Waheed Adesina, urged the agency to carry the public along in its operation by making use of the Public Enlightenment Unit of the Ministry to project its activities.