Accept constructive criticisms, JDPC tells Kogi government
Miffed by what it termed as lack of understanding of the basic knowledge of budget and implementation an NGO, the Justice, Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) has cautioned Kogi State Government not to perceive every dissenting voice as that of opposition. It therefore urged the government to accept constructive criticisms for the development of the State.
This was contained in a statement that was signed by Rev. Fr Leonard Odomeja, the Director of JDPC, Catholic Diocese of Lokoja and was made available to The Guardian.
The monitoring and evaluation unit of the JDPC, a non-governmental Organisation of the Catholic Church, had raised alarm over non-implementation of the provisions for water, sanitation and hygiene in the 2017 budget.
Odomeja had pointed out that the 2017 budget provisions of N300 million earmarked for the expansion and improvement of the township water supply schemes and N450 million allocated for the construction of urban towns and local government headquarters water schemes have not been implemented.