The Ekiti State Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Hon. Akin Oyebode has assured the Ekiti State Community and Social Development Agency, EKCSDA, of the readiness of the state government to support the agency in the successful implementation of the NG-CARES project. The Agency which is one of the delivery units of the NG-CARES project had gone to pay a courtesy visit to the commissioner to brief him on the progress made so far towards the commencement of the project in May 2021.

Hon. Oyebode said the state cannot afford to fail to deliver on the four critical areas of focus under DLI 1:4 (Basic services) namely: Water/Sanitation, Nutrition, Health, and Education projects as provided in the Project Appraisal Document, PAD, bearing in mind the leadership roles of the state governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi in the design of the project.

“We are fully ready to support you hundred percent in the delivery of the four areas of focus as spelled out in the project appraisal document of the NG-CARES. Whatever is needed to be done as a government we are fully ready to support your agency and all the other delivery units. Ekiti cannot afford to be in the second position on this project bearing in mind the leadership role played by our governor in the design of the NG-CARES project,” Oyebode said.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Board of EKCSDA, Chief Biodun Akin-Fasae, who led the management team to the commissioner, said the purpose of the visit was to brief the commissioner on the preparedness of the agency towards the kick-starting of the project by May this year.

In his remark, the acting General Manager of the Agency, Mr. Femi Ojuawo thanked the commissioner for his promise to support the agency in terms of funding due to the Programme for Results nature of the project.

“We are fully aware of the task ahead, and we are glad to tell you that our team is fully ready and prepared to hit the ground running and deliver on all the four critical areas of the project as stated in the PAD, Ojuawo said.

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