Ogun State government has released the sum of N85.5 million as grants- in aid to community development associations as well as its council.
This is in a bid to further enhance developmental projects in community areas of the state’s 20 local government areas.
Commissioner, for Community Development & Cooperatives, Ganiyu Hamzat, disclosed this during a – 4 day programme organised by the ministry for the 2020 disbursement of grant -in- aid to Community Development Associations held recently in Abeokuta.
Hamzat, who highlighted the procedures for the disbursement said,400 CDAs had been considered to receive the grants in the first batch while subventions would be disbursed to 300 area community development committees.
Also, 20 zonal community development committees, 3 senatorial community development committees as well as the community development council which is the apex body.
Earlier in his remarks, Governor, Dapo Abiodun, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Shuaib Salisu said the grant would aid the proposed projects in their various communities.
He enjoined CDAs to allow peaceful coexistence among themselves, pledging that the government would not relent in its efforts at ensuring maximum support for the associations.
Meanwhile, the state government had begun rehabilitation of its water corporation’s dam at Arakanga Wate Works.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Water Resources, Kunle Otuun, who made the disclosure also appealed to residents of Abeokuta, the state capital, and environs to bear with the government while the rehabilitation works last.
Otun said the purpose of the project was to ensure that adequate volumes of raw water were extracted from the source to the treatment plants and distributed massively to the growing demands of communities in Abeokuta.
He noted that the appropriate time to successfully achieve the set plan is during the dry season.
General Manager, Ogun State Water Corporation, Segun Maku assured residents that on completion of the project, every part of the city would enjoy continuous supply of potable water.