Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has approved the payment of N60m counterpart funds to key into the World Bank-funded Community and Social Development Projects (CSDP) that would help attract
development to rural areas.
This was made known in a statement by the Governor’s Chief
Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye on Sunday in Ilorin.
The payment is a requirement for any state to be considered for the initiative,
would enable the Kwara State Community and Social Development Agency (KWCDA).
This would allow Kwara to access over N1bn to implement micro-projects in various communities that express interest and pay 10% of whatever project to be sited there.
Ajakaye, who quoted the Permanent Secretary Ministry of
Planning and Economic Development AbdulAzeez Tayo
Oyelowo, said each community can benefit up to N10m project
in the areas of health, education, water supply, environment,
infrastructure, and gender/vulnerable group project
“In addition, vulnerable and physically challenged are to benefit
from micro-projects to be implemented through access to
funds. This will help through skills acquisitions and support with
tools for operation,” the statement added.
He said the CSDP was different from the multi billion naira Rural
Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) for which
the Governor had paid the first tranche of N200m counterpart