Sat. Mar 25th, 2023

Sanwo-Olu Lauds CDAs For self-help Projects, 3 Best CDAs Get New Buses, 10 Others Get N5m Each

Lagos State Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr. Wale Ahmed, Onigando of Igando, Oba Lasisi Gbadamoshi, CDC Chairman, Ikorodu North, Prince Adeniran Ogunbanwo and Chairman, Itesiwaju Odo-Kekere, Mr. Moshood Oguntade receiving a bus key as gift, for their Excellence Performance during the Year 2020 Community Day Celebration in Lagos, Tuesday

Sanwo-Olu Lauds CDAs For self-help Projects, 3 Best CDAs Get New Buses, 10 Others Get N5m Each

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commended leaders of Community Development Associations (CDAs) and Community Development Committees (CDCs) for embarking on self-help projects in their communities and advised them to monitor the 377 projects going on in the various wards in the state to ensure that quality is not compromised.

Speaking at the Lagos State 2020Community Day Celebration, themed” Promise Made, Promise Kept, More To Come”, the governor, while commending the community leaders for being partners in progress, also promised that his administration is committed to completing the projects and more community based projects.

A statement issued by Mrs. Folashade Kadiri, Director/Public Affairs, MLG&CA, stated that Governor Sanwo-Olu, who joined the celebration virtually, said his government was responsive and alive to its responsibilities. He urged residents in the communities to comply with COVID-19 safety measure and regulations put in place by the Government.

In his address, Wale Ahmed, the State’s Commissioner of the Ministry, said the theme of the celebration was apt and relevant, the present administration has started the fulfillment of promises of transforming the rural communities to reduce rural-urban drift and continuously engagement of Community Development Associations, CDAs. “The theme of year’s celebration, Promise made,  promise kept, more to come’ is very apt and relevant as the present administration under the leadership of Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has started the fulfilment of promises made to transform our rural communities, to reduce rural-urban drift and as well as to continuously engage our CDAs in meaningful discussions on how to promote the state government’s theme agenda”.

The Commissioner said the governor has chosen the occasion as an extension of government recognition, support and encouragement for Lagos communities to do more as development partners.

“For the annual Community Day Celebration, it has become a tradition for our ministry to encourage and boost the morale of CDAs to do more in their developmental projects by rewarding deserving communities for their self help projects they embark upon with branded new buses as star prizes for the first three communities and consolation prizes for 10 other CDAs”, Ahmed stated.

Earlier in her goodwill message, Wife of the Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu described community as a platform to grow traditions, values and cultures. She commended the CDAs and CDCs for their roles and contributions to the socio-political development of the state, stressing that no community can grow without any meaningful development. She pleaded with community leaders to consistently support government in the dissemination of information at the grassroot

Chairman,  Lagos State Community Development Advisory Council, Azeez Amusat, thanked the Governor for his efforts and supports to CDCs and CDCs and assured him of their unflinching support and asked for the reduction in annual dues for those that wants to register.

Osborun-heritage CDA, Peace Estate CDA and Itesiwaju Odo-Kekere CDA emerged as first, second and third respectively, for executing developmental projects in their domain. The three CDAs received an 18-seater bus, while 10 other CDAs were rewarded with N500, 000 each, as consolation prizes.