The Kwara state Government on Wednesday recorded another significant milestone with the commencement of the Nigeria Covid-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES) Programme.
To this end, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday presented cheques to the first batch of benefiting communities in Asa, Moro, Edu and Offa local government areas of the state.
Governor AbdulRazaq who was represented by his Deputy, Mr. Kayode Alabi, noted that the intervention demonstrates the State Government’s commitment towards alleviating the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the communities and vulnerable groups in the societies.
“The State Government is determined to ensure a positive impact of this developmental initiative. It is for this reason that the State Government has approved and released the sum of Seventy-six Million Naira only (N 76,000,000.00) to Kwara State Community and Social Development Agency-NG CARES (KWCSDA-NG CARES) for the retroactive financing of prior results of result areas 1.4 (basic service infrastructure) of which we are presenting the cheques to first batch beneficiaries today” he said.
Governor AbdulRazaq urged members of the Community Project Management Committees (CPMCs) to demonstrate the required forthrightness in managing funds released to the benefiting communities.
He expressed appreciation to the development partners including the Federal Government and the World Bank for the support and sustenance of this program assuring that the enabling environment and funding will be provided for achieving the program objectives in Kwara state.
Speaking earlier, commissioner for finance, Mrs Florence Oyeyemi affirmed that Governor AbdulRazaq is keen on improving the living standards and well being of Kwarans through the provision of basic infrastructure to the poor and vulnerable.
In her remarks, General Manager Kwara State Community and Social Development Agency KWCSDA NG-CARES, Engr Mrs Amamat Haruna noted that the agency is saddled with the responsibility of supporting communities with basic social infrastructure.