Kwara State moves to eradicate open defecation in communities

By Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin

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The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has called on the Kwara State Community and Social Development Agency (KWCSDA NG-CARES) to deploy every resource to end open defecation in the state through the provision of water and VIP toilets in the communities.

The General Manager of KWCSDA NG-CARES, Engineer Amamat Haruna disclosed this during a participatory, rural appraisal visit to the Koro Sayodun community of Ilorin West Local Government Area of the state where efforts are being intensified to end the practice as soon as possible.

“Before now, KWCSDA NG-CARES has intervened in the first batch of five communities while the second batch of four communities is about to be trained and receive their grants for the projects. This is slated for the coming week. We are now in the third batch of 20 beneficiary communities under the NG-CARES intervention project,” she said, hinting at increasing spending on water and toilet facilities in the rural areas.

“Participatory Rural Appraisal exercise is one of the implementation measures of Nigeria Covid-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Programme (NG-CARES); we are here today to sensitise and empower your community on how to identify and prioritise your needs, part-finance, implement and supervise your micro-projects by yourselves.”

While congratulating the people of the Koro Sayodun community, Engineer Haruna also appreciated AbdulRazaq for supporting and increasing access to basic amenities in both rural and urban communities across the state.

The General Manager, who was accompanied by the Operations Manager, Engineer Joseph Oyeleke, and Financial Administration Manager, Alhaji Yahaya Ahmed, and others, pledged the readiness of the Agency to meet the needs of rural dwellers in the state through the provision of their ranking needs to improve their living standard.

The leader of the Koro Sayodun community,  Alhaji Ibrahim Amori appreciated the good gesture of the state government through KWCSDA NG-CARES in assisting their community.

“I want to assure you that members of this community will continue to guard jealously the government’s intervention projects when they are eventually implemented in their community,” Alh. Amori pledged.


Dominica Nwabufo


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