World Bank Projects: Enugu CSDP Board Chairman, Ezike, warns against crisis in communities

World Bank Projects: Enugu CSDP Board Chairman, Ezike, warns against crisis in communities

BY CHUMA AUSTIN / ENUGU

CHAIRMAN of Board, Community for Social Development Projects (CSDP), Enugu State, Comrade Ibuchukwu Ohabuenyi Ezike, has warned community leaders against crisis, urging them to eschew bitterness and rancour to enable them properly execute the World Bank assisted projects in their areas.

Addressing participants at the opening session of the training programme on impact evaluation and sustainability of micro-projects and step-down training on Psycho-Social Support (PSS) for CSDP Board members, Staff and Desk Officers, the Board Chairman, Comrade Ezike, said that the beneficiaries in the World Bank assisted projects should count themselves lucky for having the projects in their domains.

Comrade Ezike, therefore, urged the leaders of the benefiting communities to close ranks and work towards a common purpose that would be good for all, stressing that it is difficult to have a meaningful project in a community where there is crisis.

“Only seven local governments are benefitting from the projects and not all communities are benefitting. So, beneficiaries should count themselves lucky.Those communities who are quarreling or having crisis risk losing the projects in their areas. So. I appeal that warring communities should enshew bitterness and rancour for peace to reign”, he added.

The Board Chairman also commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for keying into the World Bank assisted projects, adding it is in line with the state government’s agenda in improving the lives of the people of the state.
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Earlier in his opening remarks, the General Manager of the State CSDP, Dr Maximus Asogwa who also lauded Governor Ugwuanyi for his good governance and keying into the World Bank assisted projects, explained, ”This training programme is for us to understand the psycho-social effects in us”

Dr Asogwa noted, “We have stress both inside and outside. We here to appreciate what the people experience in life. These day days we have rape of our women by herdsmen. Some of our youths are becoming mad, making the victims to be traumatic. The COVID-19 has also induced stress in many of us.

“We invited Desk Officers from Ministries and Local government to be part of us. The projects of CSDP should not be allowed to die. The projects should be sustained after CSDP. We have responsibility to make sure that the CSDP projects are sustained. The projects should be sustained by the local governments at community level. The people are already developed and what we do is to make them sustain the development”, he added.

It was observed that the GM’s opening remark was followed by a documentary on the achievements of CSDP from 2017 to date, shown to the participants at Toscana Hotel, Enugu the venue of the programme by Paul Nwabuisi

The high point of the event was a lecture presented by the Project Officer on Gender and Vulnerable Groups, Egr.Ngozi Ogbu, who spoke on “Mental Health and Psycho Social Support”

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Egr. Ogbu told the participants that mental health is a state of well-being, adding that Psycho Social Support is important for the healthy. It heals the wounds It helps victims to cope better and reconcile with everyday life

She further said that in Communication Strategies, you, among others validate the person’s feelings. have active listening, effective questioning and follow the victim’s pace

Also in a second lecture, Dr Ezekiel Nnadi of the Coal City University, Enugu, spoke on a topic entitled: “Operation, Maintenance and Sustainability of Micro- projects”

Dr Ezekiel who was represented by Favour Ononuju, noted, “Failure to execute the project successfully will minimize the opportunities of self-sustainability to communities, citing that in the agricultural projects that are meant for cooperatives, failure on the part of the project leader to execute the project successfully will lead to community inability to sustain itself. As a result, the poverty levels will increase as community members will have to purchase from the retailers instead of doing it themselves”

“The microproject success will ensure that the government initiative achieves its objectives of ensuring economic development that will ultimately lead to the economic growth. As a result, this growth in economy will positively address the triple challenge that is facing Nigeria democracy”, he concluded.

Y CHUMA AUSTIN / ENUGU

CHAIRMAN of Board, Community for Social Development Projects (CSDP), Enugu State, Comrade Ibuchukwu Ohabuenyi Ezike, has warned community leaders against crisis, urging them to eschew bitterness and rancour to enable them properly execute the World Bank assisted projects in their areas.

Addressing participants at the opening session of the training programme on impact evaluation and sustainability of micro-projects and step-down training on Psycho-Social Support (PSS) for CSDP Board members, Staff and Desk Officers, the Board Chairman, Comrade Ezike, said that the beneficiaries in the World Bank assisted projects should count themselves lucky for having the projects in their domains.

Comrade Ezike, therefore, urged the leaders of the benefiting communities to close ranks and work towards a common purpose that would be good for all, stressing that it is difficult to have a meaningful project in a community where there is crisis.

“Only seven local governments are benefitting from the projects and not all communities are benefitting. So, beneficiaries should count themselves lucky.Those communities who are quarreling or having crisis risk losing the projects in their areas. So. I appeal that warring communities should enshew bitterness and rancour for peace to reign”, he added.

The Board Chairman also commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for keying into the World Bank assisted projects, adding it is in line with the state government’s agenda in improving the lives of the people of the state.
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Earlier in his opening remarks, the General Manager of the State CSDP, Dr Maximus Asogwa who also lauded Governor Ugwuanyi for his good governance and keying into the World Bank assisted projects, explained, ”This training programme is for us to understand the psycho-social effects in us”

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Dr Asogwa noted, “We have stress both inside and outside. We here to appreciate what the people experience in life. These day days we have rape of our women by herdsmen. Some of our youths are becoming mad, making the victims to be traumatic. The COVID-19 has also induced stress in many of us.

“We invited Desk Officers from Ministries and Local government to be part of us. The projects of CSDP should not be allowed to die. The projects should be sustained after CSDP. We have responsibility to make sure that the CSDP projects are sustained. The projects should be sustained by the local governments at community level. The people are already developed and what we do is to make them sustain the development”, he added.

It was observed that the GM’s opening remark was followed by a documentary on the achievements of CSDP from 2017 to date, shown to the participants at Toscana Hotel, Enugu the venue of the programme by Paul Nwabuisi

The high point of the event was a lecture presented by the Project Officer on Gender and Vulnerable Groups, Egr.Ngozi Ogbu, who spoke on “Mental Health and Psycho Social Support”

Egr. Ogbu told the participants that mental health is a state of well-being, adding that Psycho Social Support is important for the healthy. It heals the wounds It helps victims to cope better and reconcile with everyday life

She further said that in Communication Strategies, you, among others validate the person’s feelings. have active listening, effective questioning and follow the victim’s pace

Also in a second lecture, Dr Ezekiel Nnadi of the Coal City University, Enugu, spoke on a topic entitled: “Operation, Maintenance and Sustainability of Micro- projects”

Dr Ezekiel who was represented by Favour Ononuju, noted, “Failure to execute the project successfully will minimize the opportunities of self-sustainability to communities, citing that in the agricultural projects that are meant for cooperatives, failure on the part of the project leader to execute the project successfully will lead to community inability to sustain itself. As a result, the poverty levels will increase as community members will have to purchase from the retailers instead of doing it themselves”

“The microproject success will ensure that the government initiative achieves its objectives of ensuring economic development that will ultimately lead to the economic growth. As a result, this growth in economy will positively address the triple challenge that is facing Nigeria democracy”, he concluded.

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