April 17, 2024

Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has said his administration is encouraged to do more micro projects for communities at the grassroots through the Osun Agency for Community and Social Development.

Adeleke said this on Thursday at the 2023 Osun Community Development Day organised by the CSDA in Osogbo.

This is as communities from all local government across the State gathered to appreciate the government for having impacts at grassroots.

Governor Adeleke, who was represented by his deputy, Prince Kola Adewusi, commended development partners in the state for actively participating towards community development.

He appreciated the World Bank and Nigeria CARES for standing with the state government.

According to him, “primary aim of coming into governance is to solve the challenges being faced.

“This address will not be complete without congratulating Osun CSDA for great achievements of the agency and for putting this event together.

“The state government is encouraged to do more for the agency so as to bring about more results that the state can showcase and be proud of.

“Permit me to appreciate the World Bank, through the Task Team Leader (TTL) Professor, Foluso Okunmadewa for the support to the state. I equally thank the National Coordinating Unit of Nigeria CARES, under the able leadership of Dr. Abdulkarim Obaje. God will continue to support them all.

“Continue to support this government, and live together in peace and harmony, see development as our collective responsibility and join hands with the government to take our state to its pride of place.

He noted that the programme was part of activities lined up to commemorate the one year in office of the administration.

He also maintained that community development goes beyond mere saying as it bothers on empowerment that is homegrown and involves active participation of stakeholders.

“When community members agree to take collective actions on issues that are important to their lives, then they are capable of using local resources to solve local challenges Governance on the other hand is about development.

“In Osun state of today, I make bold to say that we have chosen to take development of the state as a purpose, by taking full responsibility of it, and that is why we are now having communities that are stronger and more cohesive.

“I am happy and proud to say that this administration is reaching, touching and transforming communities in the state. Just within the spate of one year and by the intervention of Osun CSDA alone One Hundred and Thirty Four (134) communities and Thirteen (13) Vulnerable Groups were mobilized with fund to implement Two Hundred and Eight (208) Micro Projects, and Sixty- Four (64) Locked-Up Shops with solar lights at Atakunmosa Market.

“One Hundred and Twenty Seven (127) micro projects have been completed. There are witnesses from such communities here today to attest to this fact.”

While speaking, the General Manager, Osun State Community and Social Development Agency (Osun CSDA) Aderonke Funmi Abokede, revealed that Governor Adeleke has delivered on his five point development agenda with the provision of democracy dividend to the people.

She also added that electoral promises are translated into needed social amenities and development through the Osun CSDA.

Also at the event, the Chairman House Committee on community development, Elisha Oderinwale commended the agency for having huge impact on rural areas.

He said the House will continue to support the Agency to deliver more at the communities.

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