Lagos completes 43 rural projects

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FasholaTVThe Lagos State Government on Friday said it had completed 43 projects, designed to improve living standards in rural communities in the state.

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The  state’s Commissioner for Rural Development, Mr Cornelius Ojelabi, made the disclosure in Ikeja at a news conference to unveil programmes for the state`s 2013 Community Week celebration.

According to him, the projects comprise 23 water and sanitation projects, 13 electrification projects, three rural road projects, three agricultural projects and a community hall.

The commissioner listed some of the projects as Igbanko Electrification Project at Olorunda Local Council Development Area, Shoko Electrification Project in Badagry, Ese-Ofin Foot Bridge in Oto-Awori and Okemagba Town Hall in Epe.

He named the Ikotun-Igando Micro-Water Scheme and a fish cold room at Oluwo Market in Epe as some of the others.

The commissioner said the State Government was irrevocably committed to rural development and would continue to pursue efforts, aimed at improving the lives of rural residents.

“Our commitment to rural development is unshaken. And we have demonstrated this with the provision of many projects that have impacted positively on the lives of our people in rural communities.

“The 43 projects are part of our latest efforts at making living more comfortable in the rural areas and by the time various on-going projects are completed, things will be much more better for our people.”

Ojelabi said that the State Government had supported some Community Development Associations in rural areas to execute self-help projects.

The commissioner appealed to rural residents to take ownership of projects in their various communities by ensuring they were safe from vandals and served the purpose for which they were established.

He explained that the community week was observed to appreciate rural communities in the state for their contributions to their respective environments.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the week kicks off on Nov. 12 with officials of the State Government visiting children in some orphanages.

As part of the events, some commissioners will also hand over completed projects in some rural communities in the state.

A special Jumat service is also slated for Nov.15, while a boat regatta that will showcase the rich culture of rural communities in the state is to hold on Nov.17.

The grand finale, tagged “Community Day Celebration“ featuring presentation of awards to communities that excelled in their self-help projects will also hold on Nov. 21.

The week-long activities will end with a special thanksgiving service on Nov.24. (NAN)

Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsolahttps://naija247news.com
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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