At the 7th Biennial Retreat 2021 organised by the Weppa Wanno Pyramid Club of Nigeria with the theme:” Security Challenges In Our Communities: The Way Forward”, the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, has disclosed that a total of N34 billion has been set aside by the federal government for the development of rural roads and additional N17 billion added to it, under the sustainability planning.
The Minister further said that N8 billion from the 2021 budget for rural development was added to the above figures bringing the total to N59 billion. The minister, made the disclosure in Benin City, Edo State.
He said “Community development is a primary responsibility of the sub-national government, not the federal government. But, the federal government is doing a lot. “
Agba who received an award from the Weppa Wanno Pyramid Club of Nigeria said “As a normal human being, I feel happy, good, encouraged and elated because it means; what I am doing is on the right path.”
“They are trying to motivate me to continue the good work. Although, one does not look forward to getting award for doing what is right, however, I just believe in doing the right thing.”
The Keynote Speaker, Dr. Kennedy Izuagbe said “What we need to do to fight crimes is to ensure we give the police, vigilantes, and other security agencies vehicles, arms Communication gadgets and all they needed to be effective in crime fighting.
“Because if they are well equipped, mobilize and motivated, they will do well. I also believe that, if our vigilantes come together, they should be able to form a formidable network to prevent further increased of insecurity in Afeamai land.”
The welcome address was given by the president of the group who said “The main theme of this year’s retreat, which is security challenges in our communities: the way forward is very apt and germane at this era in the history of our country, where virtually all states are faced with one security challenge or the other.”