Oyo Govt Disburses Over N75M To Communities, Vulnerable Group
By Henry Odeh
Oyo State Government has disbursed a sum of Seventy-Five Million, Seven Hundred and Seventy-five thousand, seven hundred and Eighty-two Naira (N75, 775, 782. 75k) to Eighteen (18) communities and 2 vulnerable groups under its World Bank assisted program.
The sum, which was disbursed through the Oyo State Community and Social Development Agency (OYCSDA) would be spent on education, water, transportation, socio- economic, environment and health sectors in each community.
This was disclosed by the Chairman, Oyo State Community and Social Development Agency (OYCSDA), Dr. Idowu Oyeleke during a day training for Community Project Management Committee (CPMC) and presentation of cheques to various communities held at Ibadan Business School, Ibadan.
While presenting cheques to the beneficiaries, Oyeleke pointed out that the community and Social Development Project is one of the areas of collaboration between the State Government and World Bank which is meant to reduce poverty through community participation in service delivery.
He also pledged the commitment of Engr. Seyi Makinde’s administration towards implementation of life impacting programmes in line with the cardinal objectives of good governance, adding that the gesture was just a tip 0f the iceberg, as more benefits are in the offing.
Dr. Oyeleke also added that all the micro projects are expected to be completed within 2 months, amidst adequate monitoring and maintenance by the stakeholders when completed.
While delivering the guiding principles and procedures on project implementation, the General Manager of OYCSDA, Mr. Christopher Babatunde described Community Development Plans (CDP) as a comprehensive community plan for development activities within communities which contains a basket of micro projects.
He therefore enjoined CPMC members of each community to work as a team during project implementation in their communities which requires commitment of all stakeholders.
Participants at the training were taken through project implementation procedures to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in project delivery.
In their responses, the benefiting communities were full of appreciation to the present administration in the state led by Engr. Seyi Makinde, for bringing development to their door steps through the Agency. They also promised to utilize the funds judiciously.