Kogi Rural Communities to Benefit From 2019 World Bank Intervention

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…Kogi CSDA lauds World Bank, FPSU and state government’s support

The Kogi state Community and Social Development Agency (KG-CSDA) has commenced the process of empowering rural communities through increased access to rural infrastructure like rural road, school building, water provision, market and skills centre.

The Agency using the Community Driven Development (CDD) approach involving Expression of Interest, Participatory Rural Appraisal and Field Appraisal, have continued its engagement with the rural population in the state towards the 2019 intervention.

In a telephone chat with the General Manager of the Agency, Mallam Momoh Dauda, he revealed that for 2019, the agency is focusing on seven local government areas; Okehi, Kogi, Olamaboro, Ibaji, Okene, Ajaokuta and Ijumu local government areas.

He added that the main thrust of the agency’s mandate is the implementation of Community and Social Development Projects aimed at reducing poverty amongst rural dwellers. 

Mallam Dauda, while appreciating World Bank and the FPSU for its partnership, praised the effort of the Kogi State Government under the leadership of Governor Yahaya Bello for creating enabling environment for this kind partnership to thrive.

He prides the CSDP as the most impactful intervention project of the World Bank.

According to him, some communities that have reached advance stage in the formulation of their Community Development Plan for  the 2019 intervention are Ileke-Emonoja (Olamaboro LGA); Emonyoku (Olamaboro LGA); Ogalale-Imane (Olamaboro LGA); Efekpe (Olamaboro LGA); Onyedega (Ibaji LGA); Ohunene-Ukako (Ajaokuta LGA);  Agasa Uvete (Okene LGA);  Anyava (Okene LGA); Eika-Ohizenyin (Okehi LGA) Usugwen (Okehi LGA); Odokoro (Ijumu LGA);  Ogale-Idioro (ijumu LGA); Esikaku (Kogi LGA) and Koto-Karfi (Kogi LGA).

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