General news

Kogi CSDA trains 180 on community projects maintenance, sustenance



Kogi State Community and Social Development Agency (CSDA) has organised a Facility Management, Maintenance and Sustainability training for 180 Community Projects Monitoring Committee (CPMC) members across four locations in the state.

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
Source: NAN

Nigeria at 60: Lawyers, rights campaigners want judiciary to do better Ondo govt. promotes 31,066 workers in 4 years – Official Senate receives Buhari’s request for confirmation of 8 nominees as Justices of Supreme Court, others Gov. Zulum reconstitutes management board of El-Kanemi Warriors FC COVID-19 exposes imbalance in access to education – former minister 4th Mainland Bridge will complement Buhari’s infrastructure-drive initiative —-Minister Reps withdraw Water Resources Control Bill Man, 21, bags 9 months jail term for stealing handset, worth N39,000 Nasarawa Journalist bags traditional title for peaceful coexistence Flood: 8 feared dead in canoe mishap in Delta community — PPRO Nigeria’s aviation industry among safest globally- AIB Sanwo-Olu, Fashola seek Lagosians understanding on proposed 4th Mainland Bridge Nigeria @ 60: Trade expert tasks govt agencies on ease of doing business Alaba doubtful, Sane out of Bayern Munich’s German Super Cup match We’re not in support of secession – NACOMYO, MSSN Redeployment: Jibo assumes duty at Seme Customs Area command Real estate sector becoming avenue for hiding stolen funds in Nigeria –CISLAC Heart Foundation calls for joint action against risk of heart disease COVID-19: VSF donates equipment to FMoH TSTV to relaunch pay-as-you-view services Oct. 1 Coaches’ association official, player slam football’s handball rule   Man docked for allegedly inflicting injuries on neighbour ITF establishes 2 new area offices, upgrades 4 units to departments Appointment of 21 judges: Court fixes Wednesday for judgment in suit challenging NJC, others 2020 World Heart Day: Ogun inaugurates committee on hypertension control Psychologist urges couples to imbibe family planning Nigeria at 60: Sustain legacies of founding fathers, Imo APC urges Nigerians ITF D-G reiterates commitment to empower youths, indigent persons Court sentences man to 7 months jail term for Indian hemp possession Nigeria @ 60: Expert wants NAICOM to issue micro insurance licence to more companies FG disburses N993.45m to 24,929 vulnerable households in A’Ibom UNICEF donates 115,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC Court remands man, 35, for alleged sexual assault in Osun 650 unemployed youths benefit from NDE’s vocational skills in Ebonyi Stakeholders urge FG to implement projects for environmental sustainability Police recover guns from Trump associate’s home after suicide attempt [email protected]: Appraising the gains of the unity schools Ifako-Ijaiye Council chairman visits victims of gas explosion Court restrains panel of inquiry set up by Gov. Ugwuanyi from sitting Woman, 50, in court over alleged visa fraud Gov. Uzodinma nominates Njoku as President Customary Court of Appeal Troops eliminate 2 bandits, arrest 3, recover arms in Kaduna – DHQ Gbajabiamila warns MDAs over non budgetary spending Renewable energy to contribute 30% of electricity supply in Nigeria by 2030 says Minister Pliskova survives scare against Egyptian qualifier at French Open NGO sensitises Kano community on rape and sexual violence Stakeholders call for more technology-driven innovations in insurance industry Sane sidelined for Germany and Bayern Munich with knee injury Roma great Totti meets girl who woke from coma after his message Reappointment: ITF staff praise D-G for good stewardship