Ogidi Community in Ijumu Local Government of Kogi State has expended the sum of N12.8m on some projects that will enhance socio-economic status of the people of the area.
The President of Ogidi Development Association (ODA), Mr Femi Oloruntoba who stated this at the Annual General Meeting of the association, said the projects were executed in the last two years.
According to him, the projects include, purchase of a transformer, renovation of Ogidi Community Secondary School, grading of Ogidi-Kabba road as well as the renovation and furnishing of the community police station, including purchase of two motorcycles for police in the community.
He added that the plea of ODA to the federal government over the deplorable condition of Ogidi-Iyara road has yielded result, as it is currently undergoing rehabilitation by FERMA.
The president, therefore, urged the indigenes both at home and abroad to show more interest in the development of the community so as to attract investors.
He also called on the state and federal government to assist the town by implementing projects that will uplift the standard of living of the residents.
North Central Trust reports that during the meeting, two motorcycles were presented .
Meanwhile, the ODA has pencilled down some projects for execution from 2022,which include the community streets project, purchase of a vehicle for police, construction of a library, school laboratory equipment, construction of a youth development centre and drilling of boreholes.