Bayelsa Set to Partner COSHUP
The Government of Bayelsa state has declared its intention to partner with the Community Social Humanitarian Project, COSHUP, in its bid to ensure massive development of the rural areas of Nigeria.
Commissioner in charge of Bayelsa State Capital Development, Zuua Konugah declared the readiness of the state to partner with COSHUP during a courtesy visit on the Organisation at her head office in Abuja yesterday.
Konugha, who commended COSHUP for her humanitarian Projects, described her areas of interest as impressive and all encompassing.
“The areas are very impressive. They tackle the basic needs of the people. Your concentration is on the rural people. You are coming to do things that we have not been able to do for ourselves. We are willing and ready to partner with you. We shall also protect you.”
Adding his voice, Business Development Consultant to the group, Henry Daniel Elebiga also commended COSHUP for her people-oriented Projects.
He described the present Governor Seriake Dickson-led Administration as having a strong vision of collaboration with Projects-centred Organisations like COSHUP and further pledged their readiness for partnership.
“The new administration in Bayelsa has a strong vision of collaboration with programme-centred Organisations. The drive is to have an aggressive development to partner with well-established Institutions like COSHUP. Governor Dickson has a strong political will to change things in the state for good.”
Responding, Country Representative and Executive Co-ordinator of COSHUP, Mrs. Lilian Nkechi Omekara described the Organisation as an interventionist Project, working in partnership with rural dwellers to bring succor to the rural people of Nigeria.
“When we see people thirsty for development, we get interested. Our stakeholders are the rural dwellers. We want to do something different to reduce rural-urban migration by taking development to the grassroots.”
She mentioned some of the core areas of interest of COSHUP as including: Mass Housing, Agriculture, Education intervention, micro-Credit, among others.
Those in attendance during the visit were: Mrs. Carol Nelson-Atuonwu, Ngozi Nwagbara, COSHUP head of Media, Walter Duru; Head of Admin, Victoria Ogoun (Mrs); Bomo Tons Fetepisi and Tony Ezediaro, legal practitioners.
It would be recalled that COSHUP recently had her ground-breaking ceremony, marking the commencement of her Mass housing Project, as well as the unveiling of her other Projects.
The Organisation targets to build and donate a minimum of ninety three thousand houses in each of the Local Government Areas of Nigeria.
COSHUP is International Non-governmental Organisation, working in partnership with rural dwellers to ensure massive rural and grassroots development.
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L-R, COSHUP COUNTRY REP, LILIAN OMEKARA, PRESENTING A SOUVENIR TO THE BAYELSA STATE COMMISSIONER FOR STATE CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT,
MIDDLE, COSHUP COUNTRY REP, LILIAN OMEKARA, PRESENTING A SOUVENIR TO THE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT TO BAYELSA STATE CAPIT