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Community development project ends after 11 years

The Community and Social Development Project concludes with over 11 million direct beneficiaries across the 29 states and an estimated 25 million indirect beneficiaries.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq said the eleven year old programme was launched in 2009 for the implementation of the Social Protection Programmes of the Federal Government through the National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office.

According to the Minister, who officially closed the program in Abuja said the CSDP has implemented micro projects in poor communities across the 543 Local Government Areas of 29 states and the Federal Capital Territory. 

She noted that the poor communities are identified specifically through the use of Poverty Maps agreed to by each participating State and FCT, made substantial impact on improving access of the poor and vulnerable to social and natural resources infrastructure across the benefitting communities.

She pointed out over 11-year span, CSDP successfully completed  16,166 micro-projects in 5,664 communities and 934 vulnerable groups,the micro-projects cut across eight sectors of intervention namely education, health, water, transportation, electrification, socio-economic, environment and community housing. In addition, 5,764 classrooms, 1,323 health centres and 4,442 water micro projects were constructed and/or rehabilitated.

Minister Umar Farouq also thanked the World Bank and the state governments who contributed and participated in the project.

Hadiza Abdulrahman

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