Ogun govt. tasks CDAs on self-help projects

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In a bid to promote the ‘Building Our Future Together’ agenda of Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration in Ogun State, Community Development Associations (CDAs) have been charged not to relent in the execution of self-help projects, particularly those that would have direct impact on their members, in order to make life more bearable for them.

Commissioner for Community Development and Cooperatives, Alhaji Balogun Ademola, gave the charge at the commissioning and handing-over of Ifesowapo (Irewon) Community Health Centre, at Irewon, Ijebu-Ode in Ijebu North East Local Government Area of the state.

Alhaji Balogun, who affirmed the contributions and support of CDAs to the growth and development of the state, pointed out that the present administration would continue to encourage their efforts through disbursement of grants-in-aid and subventions to deserving associations.

He lauded the self-help initiative of the Ifesowapo Irewon CDA, to complement government infrastructural efforts, promising the community of more developmental projects.

In his remarks, Director, Community Development, Mr. Nurudeen Fayoyin, commended the community members for the synergy among them, saying the facility would enable the people have access to quality health services, urging other CDAs to emulate the strides of the Association.

Speaking, Chairman, Ijebu North-East Local Government, Hon. Bolu Badejo, commended the state government for giving adequate recognition to CDAs, calling on the associations to always inform Department of Community Development in the local government of their activities and programmes, promising that the council would provide the needed resources to make the facility function effectively.

In his address, the Chairman Ifesowapo Irewon Area Community Development Committee, (ACDC), Alhaji Isaac Oseni, appreciated the present administration for all the projects embarked upon in the area, pledging more support.

Earlier, the host CDA Chairman, Chief Tajudeen Oladunjoye, reeled out the achievements of the Association, including, purchase of a 200kva transformer, installation of the second 500kva sub-station, refurbishing of a 500kva transformer, among others, to improve the socio-economic wellbeing of the people.

Contributing, the Bejeroku of Oke-Agbo, Ijebu-Igbo, Oba Stephen Adeleke Adekoya, gave kudos to Governor Dapo Abiodun for the infrastructural developments across the state, lauding the Association for the cooperation in making the project a reality.

Highlight of the programme was the presentation of awards to sons and daughters of the community for their positive contributions towards the completion of the project.

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