Ogun State Government says it will continue to welcome developmental assistance from World Bank and other partners to further boost development in communities across the State.
The Commissioner for Community Development and Cooperatives, Hon. Gbenga Adenmosun, said this during an interview session organized for shortlisted candidates for the World Bank Assisted Community and Social Development Projects, held at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Adenmosun disclosed that the World Bank was ready to provide 900 percent of the estimated budget for the projects as they were aimed at boosting development, particularly in the grassroots.
“After all the necessary procedure involved in the identification of project has been fulfilled by a community, what the community needs to do is to provide 10 percent of budgeted estimate for implementation of the project and the remaining will be funded by the World Bank,’’ he said.
The Commissioner added that the candidates being interviewed are not recruited by the State Government, but would work under the supervision of the World Bank.
The Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Civil Service Commission and the Chairman of the interview panel, Mrs. Ajibola Chokor, said the programme was centered on community development with its main target on the vulnerable and the less privileged.
Head of Monitoring and Information System from the Federal Project Support Unit of the World Bank, Mr. Niyi Oduneye, said the project was in partnership with the Federal government and the World Bank to support communities in the States of the federation, explaining that the projects were community driven as the people determine their needs in collaboration with the local government authorities.