Dipo-Salami Makes Case For The Review Of MDG Scheme

July 19, 2012

Ekiti State Commissioner for Integration and Intergovernmental Affairs, Mrs Bunmi Dipo-Salami has stressed the need for the total re-evaluation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Scheme in the state.
Mrs Dipo-Salami stated this while fielding questions from Journalists in Ado-Ekiti noted that corruption and lack of ownership have been identified as some of the reasons for the failure of MDGs projects implemented in the state under the MDGs conditional grants scheme between year 2007 and 2009.
According to her, the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGS (OSSAP-MDGS) recently scaled up the MDGS- Conditional Grant Scheme to eight (8) Local Councils in the State. The benefiting local governments are Ikole, Ijero, Ekiti, Emure, Moba, Ido-Osi and Aiyekire.
The Commissioner disclosed that the funding for initiatives under this scheme are shared among federal 50%, State 30% and the participating LGA 20%, adding that plans are underway to increase coverage to the remaining eight (8) local governments in the state.
The MDG boss, who further elaborated that the evaluation of MDG scheme in the state is being assessed through the Baseline Facility Inventory exercise, highlighted its objectives to include, mapping and collation of data on schools, localities, electricity, health facilities and water points and to also gain a broad overview of the agriculture sector in each local council.

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