Prompted by the mission to extend tangible development to every nook and cranny of Ogun State, Governor Ibikunle Amosun has disbursed N72 million cheques to some communities as part of grants meant to cover expenses incurred on social services provided during the year as a way of self help by the communities.
The disbursement to the communities under the state government grants-in-aid programme serves as part payments for expenses spent on provision of social services, such as grading of community roads, sinking of boreholes, construction of mini bridges, electrification, security, among others.
Speaking at the presentation of cheques to outstanding communities, numbering about 349 communities spread across the state at the World Community Development Day celebration organised in Abeokuta on Tuesday by the Ministry of Community Development and Cooperatives, Governor Amosun declared that the fund was disbursed to the outstanding communities to support their self help projects earlier undertaken in their various communities.
The governor, who noted that the role of CDAs to the development of the state cannot be over emphasised going by the complementary role they play in developing the state, said, “The capacity building initiative of the CDAs towards having good community leadership in our communities has also helped in maintaining the peaceful atmosphere that is prevalent in our dear State.”
Speaking earlier, Gbenga Adenmosun, Commissioner for Community Development and Cooperatives, disclosed that about 349 Community Development Associations (CDAs) would benefit from the grants disbursed while subventions would go to all the 220 Area Community Development Committees.
Adenmosun pledged continued government support to the growth and development of every community of the state but requested Community Development Association to do more, saying: “This celebration is an appreciation of the voluntary and selfless contributions of CDAs to the growth and development of our dear state.”
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