By: Ali Muhammad Rabiu
At least 30,000 poor and vulnerable people are to benefit N30,000 naira each under the Hydroelectric Power Producing Area Development Commisssion,(HYPPADEC) social intervention progmme to alleviate their sufferings.
The Managing Director of the Commisssion,Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq Yelwa made the disclosure while speaking at the flag-off of a 570 meter drainages/Dyke’s/erosion control at Patigi general Hospital in Patigi local government area of Kwara state.
According to him the disbursement of the parliatives will be carried out in collaboration with all the state government in the HYPPADEC benefiting state.
Alhaji Sadiq-Yelwa said the funds will be disbursed to the beneficiaries free to support them.
He explained that the Commisssion will Continue to attend to the hydrological and socio economic challenges of the people as contained in the Act that establish it.
Alhaji Sadiq-Yelwa noted that the construction of drainages /Dyke’s and erosion control in Patigi which is expected to gulp N212 million naira will be completed in good time
He appealed to the residents of the benefiting community to protect the project against vandalisation.
In his address the governor of Kwara state, AbdulRahman AbdulRazq , Represented by his deputy ,Mr Kayode Alabi commended the Commisssion for collaborating with the state government in alleviating the suffering of the people.
In his remark ,the Etsu Patigi,Alhaji Ibrahim Umar Bologi ii, said the intervention by the Commisssion will prevent the general hospital and other infrastructures in the area from total collapse.