By Uredo Omale.
Kogi State Government has, through the State Community and Social Development Agency (KCSDA), honoured the Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman, by providing block of classroom and borehole worth millions of naira to his community, Angwa Ogebe, in Ankpa Local Government Area of the State.
At the flagging off of the project in Ankpa on Friday, 24th June, 2022, the General Manager of the Agency,
Alhaji Dauda Momoh, appreciated the exemplary and resourceful leadership style of Governor Yahaya Bello as evidenced in ensuring that rural communities in Kogi State continue to benefit from the World Bank assisted projects which are executed through counterpart funding.
He assured the people of Angwa and other communities in the State of the State Government’s determination to provide their basic needs through the interventions of the Agency.
The General Manager also applauded the Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman, for being a committed disciple of His Excellency’s good governance vision and for being a worthy ambassador of his community as reflected in the facilitation of the projects and payment of counterparts fund on behalf of the Angwa- Ogebe community.
Both the classroom and
borehole projects are worth fourteen million, nine hundred and eighty five naira, nine hundred and twenty five naira (14,985,925.00)only.
In his remark, the Rector, Dr. Usman described Governor Yahaya Bello as a selfless and people oriented leader who is passionately committed to the development of every part of the State, particularly the rural areas.
Dr Usman therefore urged the Angwa- Ogebe community to utilise the fund prudently, transparently and efficiently, so as to justify the confidence reposed in them.
The Rector assured his community of Governor Bello’s unrestrained efforts to see to the completion of all projects initiated by his administration for the benefit of mankind.
He stressed that the achievements recorded thus far in Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, and the facilitation of the projects would never have been possible without the uncommon support, invaluable encouragement and enabling environment created by His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
He described the Governor as a promise keeper and pillar of support at all times.
Earlier, Dr. Usman had joined the KSCSDA team in flagging off similar projects at Abache Community in the same Local Government, where cheques for construction of a clinic and a borehole was also presented to the Youth leader of the community.
In attendance at the events were the Local Government Chairman who was represented by the Council Secretary, Hon. Idris Akus, Ward Councilors, traditional rulers, religious leaders, members of the host communities, Management of Kogi Community and Social Development Agency, amongst others.