The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, who doubles as Vice Chairman, State Planning Commission (SPC), made the remarks at a two-day training workshop on the use of Community Information Board organized by the National Orientation Agency, Osun State Government in collaboration with UNICEF in Osogbo.
Adeoti, who stressed the importance of collection of data for the benefit of the communities, said it is imperative to organize the workshop to train the NOA officers, key community operators and local government officers on the implementation of Community Information Board.
He explained that the information and data collected from the Community Information Board (CIB) will be used for community development.
According to him, “it is imperative to organize this workshop in order to train the National Orientation Agency (NOA) officers, key community operators and local government officers on the implementation of community information board so as to use information for community development and to enhance communication for analytical reports and collection of data from identified data sources to the benefits of their communities.
In addition, this workshop will build the capacities of the participants for systematic monitoring, documentation and to utilise information to bring about social change at community level and to get what they need to improve their own lives through the use of community dialogue.