From Ahmed Danasabe, Lokoja
Kogi State Community and Social Development Agency (KGCSDA) is set to flag off 15 projects in seven communities across Kogi State.
This was made known by the General Manager of the agency, Chief Dauda Momoh at a meeting with the prospective benefitting communities ahead of the flag-off.
The General Manager said the projects would be funded with about N103 million under the basic services Infrastructure of the Nigerian Covid-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Program.
He congratulated the communities for making it to the flag-off stage, urging them to complete all the necessary documentation for a hitch-free event scheduled for next week.
The General Manager, who addressed the communities and their service providers, charged them to implement the projects according to specifications and sector standard.
He pointed out that the agency would not hesitate to sanction defaulters.
According to the Operations Manager, Mr. Kayode Oladipo and facilitator of the meeting, said the prospective benefitting communities are Takete, Oroke Amuro, Apata-Ipatra, Osara, Ogori, Ayade and Ochadamu communities.
The projects, according to Mr. Oladipo, would cut across health, water and education sector.
In response, the secretary, Ochadamu Community Project Management Committee, Pastor Victor Bakwo, who spoke on behalf of his community and other communities, said the agency would be funding the renovation of classrooms, pharmacy and the provision of workshop and equipment at the leprosy department of Holy Memorial Hospital and others in the health, water and education sectors.
He assured that the community and other beneficiaries would justify the huge government resources.