The Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has commended the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission for its consistent support to impact positively on the lives of citizens.
Bello gave the commendation while declaring open Stakeholders Forum on Proposed HYPPADEC Medium Term Strategic Plan for 2022-2027 in Kogi State.
The governor who was represented by his deputy, Edward Onoja, urged HYPPADEC to consider the presentations of the critical Stakeholders from the ten benefiting local government areas in the state as a working document for its 2022-2027 medium term plan.
“The inputs of the critical Stakeholders from the ten local government areas, on what they believe is good for their people should take the centre stage as working document for HYPPADEC
“In doing so, it will facilitate HYPPADEC programme of actions to meet with the yearnings and aspirations of the citizens” the Governor affirmed.
The Governor however, urge local government council chairmen and their vice chairmen, traditional rulers and some top government officials from the ten HYPPADEC Local Government Areas who are participating at the forum to make their presentations as they will benefit their their people.
The chairman HYPPADEC Governing Council, Joseph Terfa Ityav in his address, stressed the importance of effective planning to achieve needed result
“Planning is very important, if you don’t plan, you will not have proper direction hence the need for the ongoing stakeholders forum
“We are going to work in collaboration with relevant ministries and agencies for the five year action plan to enhance our activities in Kogi” Itayav disclosed.
Traditional rulers from the ten HYPPADEC Local Government Areas in Kogi, in their contributions at the forum hailed HYPPADEC for its task to improve upon the living standard of the people, ranging from provision of motorised boreholes, agricultural imputs, youth and women empowerment and palliatives during natural disasters.
They particularly called for dredging of rivers Niger and Benue and as well build more dams as lasting solution to the incessant flooding ravaging parts of the country.Share this on WhatsApp