Gobir Foundation Signs ₦26.5 Million MoU With ENetSuD on CEMP
• CEMP to assess needs of 193 wards in Kwara State
An anti-corruption Civil Society Organization known to be promoting good governance, transparency, and accountability in Kwara State, the Elites Network for Sustainable Development (ENetSuD), has partnered with the Gobir Organization Foundation (GOF) to sign a Memorandum of Understanding worth ₦26,529,000 to enhance and facilitate the CSO’s set goals in line with its Citizens Enlightenment and Mobilization Program (CEMP) across the 193 wards of the 16 LGAs in Kwara State.
The GOF has committed a part payment of ₦10 million to ENetSuD as the first tranche of the project sum while signing the MoU today by the Founder of the Foundation, Waziri Yakubu Gobir who commended ENetSuD for its unrelenting efforts in sensitizing and educating the citizens about good governance.
Your advocacy, project facilitation to rural dwellers, agility in following Kwara Money, and ensuring that it works for all can never be underrated, and I urge you all to keep it up. Though the support our Foundation is rendering to ENetSuD might be little, we are certain that it will bring succor to the communities across Kwara state. Our partnership with ENetSuD on the CEMP activities will bring about social change, create an avenue to do more for the people, produce working documents to aid governmental policies and stakeholders’ interventions, and facilitate international donors to ENetSuD to strengthen its activities, Waziri Yakubu Gobir said.
On her part, the ENetSuD’s Ag. Director of Community Services whose Directorate oversees the CEMP activities, Fatima Bintu Dikko, appreciated the GOF for finding ENetSuD worthy of such a huge intervention while assuring that the team will do all the possible best to make this collaboration successful. She also said that the kind gesture and intervention are coming at a time when many communities need support most. She narrated how the team, with little or no resources, has been able to facilitate basic amenities like water to localities like Aroyehun, Banigbe, Keremi, Amolegbe, among others, through the help of philanthropists in Kwara state. With the huge support coming from GOF, our CEMP activities will reach all the 193 wards in Kwara State, she assured.
The Chairman of the ENetSuD App Committee, Saeed Tijjani on his part, highlighted grey areas on how ENetSuD is doing its best to digitalize all activities right from inception which birthed the launching of its first Mobile App. The App will enable citizens to facilitate projects to their localities, raise advocacy and petitions and as well enable them to connect to their representatives. We’re going to make it part of our duty to train the citizens across the 193 wards in Kwara State on how to use the App, he added.
ENetSuD Deputy Coordinator, Comrade Lanre Osho, lauded the unprecedented gestures displayed by the GOF. In his words, he said the Founder of the GOF has always been there for ENetSuD, especially in the aspect of continued sponsorship of Ìmójútó Owó Ará Ìlú program on Sobi FM 101.9 that has been ongoing for over 2 years (since February 2020). He appreciated the Foundation’s gesture to ENetSuD and prayed to God to increase the capacity of the Founder to keep doing more good things.
The ENetSuD’s Director of Finance, Rasheed Okunlola, assured the GOF that the team will use the funds effectively and for the purpose it was meant for with proper documentation and accountability. He said a detailed record of how the grant will be spent shall be audited (as we have been doing since 2018) and published to the public, in addition to availing the GOF of the report.
The event was also attended by Comrade Gambari Volvo (ENetSuD’s Ag. Director of Investigation and Public Petition, Kwara Central) and Mr. Abdulrazaq Olayemi (ENetSuD Monitoring Officer, Moro LGA).
Elites Network for Sustainable Development (ENetSuD),
28th June, 2022