Wike Seeks CDC’s Partnership For Rural Dev Steve Okeke
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has charged Community Development Committees (CDCs) in the state to join hands with the state administration in its development programes.
Governor Wike was addressing members of the United Community Development Committees (UCDCs), an umbrella body of all Executives of CDCs from all the communities in the state during their first conference in Port Harcourt.
The Governor enjoined the CDS to fully participate and make contributions to the development programs of the state government in their various communities, stressing that CDCs occupy vital position in community developments.
According to the Governor, CDCs must assist the state government in tackling security challenges in the communities and also ensure protection of projects cited in their areas.
He stated that the state government will regularly interface with the respective CDCs to keep them informed of government plans and programs for their communities, stressing the need to ensure peace and order in their areas.
Earlier, chairman of the UCDCs in the state Mr. John Onwubualili said the organization was formed as a forum for all CDCs in the communities to discuss and articulate development challenges in the communities and to seek the attention of the government in solving their plights. He expressed appreciation to the Governor for the meeting and hoped for more partnership with the government.
Chairman of the occasion, Ambassador Desmond Akawo commended the initiatives of the UCDCs in organizing the meeting stating that such synergy will help to engender peace and development in the communities.