A sum of N200 million has been set aside by the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President (OSSAP) on MDGs in collaboration with Ekiti State Government and benefitting Local Governments for the implementation of 2011 MDGs –CGS local government track project.
The Special Adviser on MDGs and Development Affairs, Mrs.Bunmi Dipo-Salami made this known at a two-day advocacy visit/ town hall meeting with relevant stakeholders in Ikole, Ijero and Ekiti East Local Government Areas of the state.
Mrs. Dipo – Salami explained that OSSAP contributed a sum of N100 million naira of the counterpart fund while the state government and the benefitting local councils paid 60 million naira and 40 million naira respectively to make up the N200 million naira projected for the implementation of the projects in the benefitting LGAs.
The Special Adviser disclosed that one of the components of the MDGs–CGS implementation process is the sensitization of members of the public on the projects with a view to ensuring that they take ownership of such projects after completion. According to her, this approach will go a long way in facilitating the sustainability of such projects.
The MDGs Boss highlighted projects to be implemented under 2011 MDGs-CGs scheme to include the drilling of boreholes in primary schools, drilling of solar powered boreholes in health centers, procurement of ambulances, construction of toilets for pupils in primary schools, supply of school furniture for teachers and pupils and supply of first aid box with kits.
Responding on behalf of other Caretaker Chairmen of benefitting LGs,the Caretaker Chairman of Ekiti East, Hon. Ademola Atobaje expressed appreciation to the state government for choosing their LGs as one of the pilot LGAs for 2011 MDGs – CGS scheme while promising to take ownership and maintenance of the projects and also operate on zero tolerance level to abandoned projects.
Last modified: April 4, 2013