Commencement of Civil Works is set to begin in Agassa area of Okene Local Government Area following the payment of compensation by Kogi State Government to Project Affected Persons (PAPs) in Agassa.
Governor Yahaya Bello Stated this in Agassa, while flagging off the presentation of Cheques to the Project Affected Persons (PAPs) in Agassa to pave way for the commitment of civil works for the Agassa erosion control, charged the people of the area to take ownership of the Project.
Gov. Bello tasked the people to give the Contractor all the needed support that would guarantee timely implementation of the Project, promising government readiness towards the speedy completion of the project.
The Governor who was represented by the SPECIAL ADVISER on LOCAL GOVERNMENT and CHIEFTAINCY AFFAIRS, Engr. Abubakar Ohere, disclosed that government has paid the sum of N900 million naira Counterpart funds towards reducing the menace of erosion across Kogi State.
The government he further mentioned has also awarded and mobilized a Consultant for the Engineering Design of 8 gully sites in the State, assured that no stone would be left unturned in reclaiming and controlling erosion devastated areas across the state.
Earlier in her remarks, the Project Coordinator, Kogi NEWMAP, Barr. Ladi Ahmed Jatto, thanked Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello for his administration’s unfettered support for the success of the Project, equally assured the people of Agassa that in addition to improving the livelihoods of the people, the project outcome would be the beautification of the entire area, thereby adding value to the entire community.
The Project Coordinator restated her organizations commitment to deliver quality projects in line with quality assurance and value for money.
Other dignitaries in attendance at the flag off to commencement of civil works for the Agassa Erosion control include: the Hon. Commissioner for Works, the Administrator, Okene LGA, as well as those of Ajaokuta and Adavi LGAs.
Also in attendance was the Permanent Secretary, MENR, Mrs. Hannah Odiyo, who pleaded with the people of Agassa to as a matter of necessity protect every aspect of the Project, and equally give their maximum support for the success of the the Project.