..as Alawe commends agency

The Chairman of Ekiti State Community and Social Development Agency, Dr. Yemi Alatise, has charged communities currently benefiting from the Agency’s funding to be prudent and accelerate completion of their various ongoing micro projects before the end of the year.

Dr. Alatise gave the charge during his oversight visit with board and management of the Agency to some of the ongoing projects across some communities in the state.

Alatise while addressing journalists in Ilawe community, said he was generally happy with the spate and quality of work done so far on many of the self-help community projects visited, urging various Community Projects Management Committees, CPMCs, handling them to be more proactive and ensure the completion of the projects before the end of December.

“We are happy with the quality of work we’ve seen so far, but we need to accelerate the pace of work and ensure that all these projects are completed before December ending. We don’t want to carry forward any of these ongoing projects to next year, it will not help us an Agency and as a state,” he said.

Alatise further explained to the affected communities that the performance or rating of EKCSDA by the World Bank and the state government, is tied to the number of CDPs the Agency is able to complete and deliver for use within a specific period of time.

Meanwhile, the Alawe of Ilawe Ekiti, HRM Oba Adebanji Ajibade Alabi, Afuntade 1, has commended EKCSDA for her developmental strides across communities in the state.

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The Alawe, who is also the Chairman, Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers, said it would be very difficult for anybody to talk about development in Ekiti State particularly at the community level without a mention of EKCSDA.

The Alawe said this when the EKCSDA team led by its chairman, Dr. Yemi Alatise, paid the traditional ruler a courtesy visit in his palace on Wednesday.

“Ilawe has benefited tremendously from the activities of your Agency over the last five years. It will, therefore, be very difficult for anyone to talk about development in our communities and across the state without a mention of EKCSDA,” the monarch said.

Alawe was particularly happy about the renovations of Ilawe General Hospital and ALGON Comprehensive Health Centre which were both fully funded by the Agency.

He also thanked the government of Dr. Kayode Fayemi for his interest to transform communities across the state through his various developmental projects.

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