*Task them to monitor 377 wards projects in their domains
*Rewards best three CDAs with new buses and N5m to 10 others
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has lauded leaders of Community Development Associations (CDAs) and Community Development Committees (CDCs) for embarking on self-help projects in their communities and implored them to monitor the 377 projects going on in the various wards in the state to ensure that quality is not compromised.
Speaking at the Lagos State 2020 Community Day Celebration, themed” Promise Made, Promise Kept, More To Come”, the governor promised that his administration is committed to completing the projects and more community based projects, and commended them for being partners in progress.
Sanwo-Olu, who joined the celebration virtually, stated that his government was responsive and alive to its responsibilities.
The governor urged residents in the communities to comply with COVID-19 safety measure and regulations put in place by the Government.
In his address, Commissioner of the Ministry, Wale Ahmed, said the theme of the celebration was apt and relevant as the present administration has started the fulfillment of promises made to transform the rural communities to reduce rural-urban drift and continuously engagement of Community Development Associations, CDAs.
“The theme for this year’s celebration, Promise made, promise kept, more to come’ is very apt and relevant as the present administration under the leadership of Mr Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has started the fulfilment of promises made to transform our rural communities, to reduce rural-urban drift and as well as to continuously engage our CDAs in meaningful discussions on how to promote the state government’s THEMES agenda.”
The commissioner said the governor has chosen the occasion as an extension of government recognition, support and encouragement for Lagos communities to do more as development partners.
“For the annual Community Day Celebration, it has become a tradition for our ministry to encourage and boost the morale of CDAs to do more in their developmental projects by rewarding deserving communities for their self help projects they embark upon with branded new buses as star prizes for the first three communities and consolation prizes for 10 other CDAs.”
Earlier in her goodwill message, Wife of the Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu described community as a platform to grow traditions, values and cultures. She commended the CDAs and CDCs for their roles and contributions to the socio-political development of the state, stressing that no community can grow without any meaningful development.
She pleaded with community leaders to consistently support government in the dissemination of information at the grassroot
The Chairman, Lagos State Community Development Advisory Council, Azeez Amusat, thanked the Governor for his efforts and supports to CDCs and CDCs and assured him of their unflinching support and asked for the reduction in annual dues for those that wants to register.
Oshorun-heritage CDA, Peace Estate CDA and Itesiwaju Odo-Kekere CDA came first, second and third respectively for executing developmental projects in their domain. Each of the three CDAs got an 18-seater bus, while 10 other CDAs were rewarded with N500, 000 each under the consolation prizes.
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