Kogi agency spends N800m on 242 community projects in 5 years

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JUKU – The Community and Agency (CSDA) has in the last five years spent N800 million on 242 community-based projects across its three districts.

The agency’s General , Mr James Odiba, made the disclosure on at Ejuku in Yagba East Local Area during the inauguration of Ejuku Multi-Purpose Town Hall by Gov. Idris Wada of Kogi.

Odiba said the projects included those that on education, health, water, transport, electrification, socio-economic, gender and vulnerable groups.

The projects, he said, were executed by the Community and Projects (CSDP) between 2009and date, in line with the agency’s mandate to positively impact on lives.

He said that projects running to N37 million had been executed in Yagba-East Local with CSDA funding them with N33 million, while the beneficiary contributed the N4 million counterpart funding.

On the town hall project, Odiba said the agency contributed N 4.95 million out of the N5.5 million spent on it while the community contributed N550, 645.

Wada, while inaugurating the facility expressed delight that the agency had been able to contribute to the welfare of the people.

He charged the people to always ponder and deliberate on things that could move the community, local government and the state forward rather than dwelling on retrogressive and divisive .

He commended the community’s project management and the CSDA for the good job and pledged the government’s commitment to addressing other needs of the community. (NAN)