One of the top trending topic on Monday was #SeeNewOndo and this had to do with the Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko delivering 600 community-chosen projects. Probably one of its kind for communities to point out exactly what they want and get it done.
The whole process of communities choosing projects was designed to serve as a vessel of social integration and rapid transformation. This process involved community members coming together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems. It involved citizens of the state from all works of life to make these decisions. It often evolves from this type of collective action being taken at the grassroots level.
Within the last 6 years Dr Olusegun Mimiko has delivered over 674 community-chosen projects which include, but not limited to Education project in rural areas/communities, Town-Hall project, Water project, Health project, Electrification project, Market project, Security project and Road project, through the Ministry of Community Development and Cooperatives Services.
The maintenance of all the projects does not seem to be challenging because it is community driven and because the people are stakeholders in decisions making process, they regard the projects as their collective effort instead of been regarded as government approved projects. Therefore, they will gladly welcome the idea of proper maintenance having felt the sense of belonging as a result of participatory government introduced by the state Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.