• Tuesday, July 23, 2024
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Sanwo-Olu tasks CDAs on project monitoring, maintenance

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In a move to transform Lagos to a 21st Century city, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has called on Community Development Associations (CDAs) in the state to ensure proper monitoring of ongoing projects in their areas.

The governor who spoke at the Community Day Celebration with the theme ‘Revisiting Rural Communities for 21st Century Development,’ held recently in Lagos, said with effective monitoring of contractors by CDAs, quality and standards will be guaranteed in project executions in the state.

He urged the CDAs to always supervise projects on-going within their communities and also ensure that the projects are of quality through constant supervision.

“Whatever project that is being initiated by the state remains in the communities and such projects should be protected and maintained to ensure that it severs its need,” he said.

“You need to monitor contractors to ensure that roads and schools that are building in your communities meet the standards,” he added.

He also urged them to ensure the protection and maintenance of projects such as schools, hospitals, and roads among others that are built in their communities.

He appreciated the CDAs for carrying out developmental projects within their communities; saying that the ten best CDAs with the best community intervention projects will be rewarded to encourage developments in rural communities.

Also speaking during the event, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, the first lady of Lagos State, said that the development of the state is a collective effort which must be taken seriously by all residents of the state.

“The development of the state concerns us all and with our collective commitment we will move the state to prosperity,” she said.

“The governor cannot doing alone, every one of us needs to play our part,” she added.

Yetunde Arobieke, Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs in her welcome address said that the theme for the program is apt and relevant as the present administration is engaging the entire public on ways to take the rural communities to a 21century.

Arobieke commended the Local Government chairmen for supporting the CDA’s and pushing them to do well by incentivising them through prizes for performances and project initiatives.

Progressive CDA emerged winners as the best 2019 community intervention project in the state, while Lekki and Idowu Dabir CDAs came second and third respectively. They all got a bus as their prises while others got consolation prizes of N500,000 each.