Poverty Alleviation: Oyo Govt, World Bank Release 76 Million Naira
Oyo State Government has disbursed a sum of about Seventy-Six Million naira to eighteen communities and two vulnerable groups under its World Bank-Assisted programme.
The money disbursed through the Oyo State Community and Social Development Agency, OYCSDA, would be spent on education, water, transportation, socio-economic, environment and health sectors in each community.
The Chairman, Oyo State Community and Social Development Agency, OYCSDA, Dr Idowu Oyeleke said this during a day training for Community Project Management Committee, CPMC, and presentation of cheques to various communities in Ibadan.
Presenting cheques to the beneficiaries, Dr Oyeleke pointed out that the community and Social Development Project was one of the areas of collaboration between the state government and World Bank to reduce poverty through community participation in service delivery.
He also pledged the commitment of Engineer Seyi Makinde’s administration towards the implementation of life-impacting programmes in line with the cardinal objectives of good governance.
Dr Oyeleke said that all the micro-projects were expected to be completed within two months, amidst adequate monitoring and maintenance by the stakeholders.
In their responses, the benefiting communities were full of appreciation to the present administration in the state for bringing development to their doorsteps through the agency.