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COVID-19: Oyo to implement micro devp projects in communities

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OYO State Government, through the state Community and Social Development Agency (CSDA), in concert with the World Bank, have started processes to implement micro development projects in nine local communities in the state.

  The communities include Olorunwa communities in Kajola Local Government, Ifesowapo community in Irepo Local Government, Apete/Kiiyan community in Egbeda Local Government and Obaseeku community in Ibarapa East Local Government.

 Others include Agbaruru community in Iwere-Ile, Iwajowa local government, Isale Yidi in Atiba local government, Oja-Oke in Afijio local government and Bodija Adewumi in Ibadan North local government.

  The Chairman, Oyo State Community and Social Development Agency (OYOCSDA),  Dr. Babatunde Eesuola said this on Thursday, while declaring open a training for Community Development Management Committee (CPMC) and sub-committees of the nine benefiting communities in Ibadan .

  Babatunde disclosed that the project called NG-CARES, domesticated as OYO-CARES would focus the communities captured by the poverty map of the state, while other communities from other local government areas will also be picked after the first nine benefiting communities.

  He added that the model of the project was based on community-driven development approach where the people in the local communities will collaborate to execute micro projects for sustainability.

  He noted that the intervention project, shouldered by the World Bank and Oyo State Government was the outcome of the need to revamp the local economy from the effects of COVID-19.

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