In order to ensure successful implementation of year 2015 Sustainable Development Goals/Local Government Areas (SDG/LGA) Track Projects in Ogun State, stakeholders at the council level have been urged to join hands with the State Technical Team, to supervise the projects and ensure that contractors work according to specifications.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and Planning, Alhaji Adekunle Taiwo, gave the charge at a meeting with stakeholders comprising, Chairmen, Treasurers and Director Generals of Services and Administration (DGSA) of the Local Governments, on the implementation of the 2015 SGD/LGA Track Projects in Abeokuta.
Adekunle said, to successfully carry out the projects, there must be adequate monitoring and evaluation by stakeholders at the LGA who earlier carried out a need assessment of their various communities before arriving at the specific project for each council, noting that, since they were closer to the people at the grassroots and have information of where the projects were located, there was need for them to work in tandem with the vision of the government, at ensuring that lives of the citizens were impacted positively.
The Permanent Secretary explained that the project which would focus on education, agriculture and health, would expose farmers to modern farming methods and methodologies, training of health personnel, construction and renovation of health facilities, provision of ambulances and construction and renovation of classrooms.
The State Consultant on SDG, Mr. Abimbola Ogedengbe in his remark, lauded government for organising the stakeholders meeting to enlightened and keep them abreast of happenings in the communities, saying that community participation in the projects would ensure sustainability, which was the main goal of the SDG.
Local government areas to be covered in the project which is the third in the series are, Sagamu, Ado-Odo/Ota, Abeokuta North, Obafemi Owode, Ifo and Ijebu- Ode.