As part of efforts to ensure access to good road network and combat flood, Happy Day Community Development Association (CDA), in conjunction with seven CDAs and five units have commenced digging of drainages and grading of a 2km road at Atoyo area of Sagamu.
The Director, Community Department, Sagamu Local Government, Alh. Moshood Adebowale, made this known during monitoring of the projects, noting that though provision of social services was the sole responsibility of local governments, the CDAs were striving to complement government’s efforts to make life comfortable for the people in the area, as government cannot bear the tasks alone.
He revealed that his department had held series of meetings with the CDAs to sensitise them on ways to engage in self help projects to make life meaningful for the people, adding that this had gone a long way to ensure peaceful coexistence among the communities.
While commending the community for taking the bold step, Alh. Adebowale, assured the CDAs of the Council’s support, admonishing them to continue to cooperate with the present administration for more developmental projects and advised other CDAs to emulate the initiative.
In an interview, the Chairman, Community Development Council, Mr. Oguntayo Adelana said government cannot attend to everything at the same time, which he noted, informed the projects being executed to make life meaningful for the residents.
Mr. Adelana intimated that about
N10m would be needed for the projects, calling on both local and State governments to support the CDAs to complete the venture.
Speaking on behalf of other CDAs, the Chairman, Happy Day CDA, Prince Adebayo Ogunsi, explained that residents always encounter flooding during the rainy season, adding that school children were always victims.
He said about two thousand tons of sand had so far been used to fill the roads, appealing to government to extend its kind gesture to the communities by embarking on palliative measures on some of the roads.