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CDAs Catalyst To Grassroots Development- Commissioner

The roles of Community Development Associations (CDAs) in democratic governance cannot be overemphasised, as a result of various developmental projects being executed, through self-help.

Commissioner for Community Development and Cooperative, Hon. Gbenga Ademosun, while speaking on a television programme said, Government appreciated the passion by which community associations put into developing their various communities, saying this has prompted the grants in-aid support which they receive yearly.

Also speaking, a Public Affairs Commentator, Mr. Ola Animashaun, emphasized on the need for CDAs to work in partnership with the Local Government and Local Council Development Areas, in order to make development at the grassroots easier.

He pleaded that Federal and State Government empowerment programmes should be extended to the people at the grassroots, to enable them further enjoy dividends of democracy.

On his part, a community expect, Chief Olatokunbo Akinsowon, said community development associations involved both landlord and tenants of any community, explaining that, it was different from landlord associations, therefore all hands must be on deck to develop the State.


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