Ekiti State Commissioner for Rural Development and Community Empowerment, Chief Folorunso Olabode has said that his ministry was created to tackle rural-urban migration through the provision of basic social amenities in the rural communities.
Chief Olabode stated this at a one-day interactive meeting with the members of Civil Society Organisations and other professional bodies which was organised by New Initiative for Social Development in collaboration with Irish Aid Nigeria in Ado-Ekiti.
The Commissioner who lauded the foresight of Ekiti State Governor at making rural development one of his cardinal programmes, noted that people’s expectation were high.
He however assured that his ministry would initiate various poverty alleviation programmes that would improve the standard of living of the rural dwellers.
The Commissioner added that arrangement have been concluded to collaborate with stakeholders in the rural development sectors to embark on projects that have been identified by the people as their priority projects.
Chief Olabode stated that all abandoned projects in various communities such as Town hall, King’s palaces and Recreation centres would be completed, promising to assist small scale farmers/artisans to make use of available opportunities for optimal production to better their lots.
He added that Registration of Cooperative Societies and Community Development Association for the socio-cultural development of their areas was part of the mandate of the ministry.
Last modified: April 19, 2013