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22 Kogi communities benefit from N108m WorldBank projects

The Kogi State Community and Social Development Agency, under the World Bank support programme, has so far disbursed the sum of N108million to 22 communities…

The Kogi State Community and Social Development Agency, under the World Bank support programme, has so far disbursed the sum of N108million to 22 communities in 2018 for the execution of various development projects.

The General Manager of the agency, Mallam Momoh Dauda, said the amount was for the completion of various community development projects that were ongoing across the state.

Dauda disclosed this in Lokoja  while presenting N54 million second and third tranches of fund to the benefiting communities to complete their ongoing micro projects.

He explained that the benefiting communities  were selected based on their performances and urged them to sustain the good works they have started, appealing to others lagging behind to brace up to the challenges.

The General Manager also said the agency would still intervene in projects in 36 communities in 2019 through a roll back programme across the state.

He called on the beneficiaries to reciprocate the gesture by completing their projects on schedule, assuring that it would  further  enable them get the support of the World Bank in their second phase of community development projects.

As part of the agency’s intervention, the General Manager disclosed that flooded communities in nine local government areas of the state would benefit from a  restoration programme which includes rebuilding of their hospitals, schools, and water projects as contained in the agency’s purview.

Dauda listed Ijumu, Kogi, Okehi, Ibaji, Olamaboro and Okene local government areas as beneficiaries of the special intervention.

Highlights of the meeting was feedback from representatives of Ajidimoku, Oworo, Okaba, Girinya and Obangede, among others who commended the Kogi State Community and Social Development Agency, and the state government for impacting on communities in the state.

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