The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has described Community Development Associations (CDAs) as key partner in the implementation of government’s policies in the State.
Governor Amosun stated this during the closing ceremony of a four-day Basic Citizenship and Leadership Training Course organised by the State Ministry of Community Development and Cooperatives for Community Leaders in the State, held at the Institute of Social Development, Shasha, Iperu Remo Area of the State.
Amosun who was represented by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Suraju Ishola Adekunbi said CDAs remained one of the key stakeholders in the development of communities in the State, explaining that various activities and programmes of the Associations across the State had been complementing the developmental initiatives of government.
The Governor, noted that peaceful co-existence which is the bedrock of development of any nation rests on the family unit, representing the basis for a vibrant community and the best platform through which societal development could be achieved, assuring that the request of the Associations for the full implementation of the Anti-Land Grabbing Law would be carried out to the letter.
Earlier in his remarks, the State Commissioner for Community Development and Cooperatives, Mr. Gbenga Adenmosun implored the over 290 participants of the course to take advantage of the training by encouraging their wards to be involved in other training programmes like Agriculture for self sufficiency.
Speaking, the State Chairman of Community Development Council (CDC); Alhaji Abdul Rasaq Ikupoliyi lauded government for putting in place the training for members of the CDAs, requesting for more people oriented programmes and policies across communities in the State.
One of the participants, Mrs. Omolara Famuyiwa noted that the training had impacted positively on the administrative capacity of the community leaders, appreciating the State Government for supporting community based initiatives for the development of the areas.