The Oyo State Government, through the Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs) programme, has embarked on the needs assessment survey of local government areas across the state.
Mr Kunle Yusuf, the Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Oluseyi Makinde on SDGs, made this known at meeting in Ibadan North-West and Ido Local Government Areas (LGAs) on Saturday.
He said that the SDGs Office had promised to fund projects such as construction of health centres, primary schools, toilets, boreholes in each local government, based on the presentation by each LGA.
Yusuf, who commended the local government areas for their initiatives, explained that the concept and principles of the SDGs programme on projects and schemes were aimed at stimulating all-round development.
He noted that the SDGs programme’s areas of focus were construction of health centres, primary schools, toilets, boreholes and the initiation of empowerment schemes.
“The projects would enable the people of the area to have easy access to some of SDGs in the state,” he said.
Yusuf said that the Oyo State Government, through the SDGs Office, would collaborate with all the local government councils to ensure sustainable development in all parts of the state.
“I promise to fast-track the provision of funds for each need of every local government,” he said.
Yusuf, however, called for genuine and deliberate execution of each project.
The Caretaker Chairman Omi-Apata LCDA, Mr Sheriff Adeojo, said that the leadership of each local government would promote proper maintenance culture for the projects to boost the success of the present administration.