Malam Momoh Dauda, General Manager of the Agency, who disclosed this in his inaugural speech at Okene on Friday, said the training was to equip the participants with requisite skills to maintain and sustain micro projects in their communities.
Dauda said that the training programme was taking place in four locations across the three Senatorial Districts of the state.
He said that 440 intervention projects cutting across six sectors had been executed in the state under the agency’s Community-Driven Development (CDD) approach since inception of the World Bank-assisted project in the state.
He said that the programme had a maintenance training component to enable sustainability of the intervention projects in Health, Education, Water, Roads, Electricity and Infrastructure sectors.
“This is part of our activities and responsibility to the communities and groups that we have intervened.
“We are training them on how to maintain and sustain the projects to enable them to derive optimum benefits.
“That’s why you see that we are involving our desk officers from various ministries to handle the training in the six core sectors of our intervention,” the general manager said.
He urged the communities’ representatives to take adequate care of the facilities and count themselves lucky to have benefitted from the intervention, saying that over 300 communities were currently on the agency’s demand list.
He said that the training was taking place in four locations including Okene with 60 participants, Kabba, 60; Anyigba, 40 and Okpo, 20.
Dauda commended the state government under Gov. Yahaya Bello for according necessary support to the agency to undertake the projects, saying that the agency would do more in line with its slogan.
“We will continue to approach the government for assistance and I am very optimistic that His Excellency, for the love he has for the people will oblige us to do more for the people,” he said.
At Okene, Engineers Gabriel Akubor, Abimaje Eneojo, Victor Oyibo and Mr Musa Olusegun, all Desk Officers,took the participants through the training and charged them to ensure proper book keeping and effective communication with community members.
Edited By: Abiodun Esan and Abdullahi Yusuf