The Chairman Board of Directors of the Cross River State CSDA Mr Toni Ikpeme has commended the National Coordinator of CSDP, Dr. Abdulkarim Obaje for leading the CSDP in Nigeria achieve results. The Board Chairman made the commendation when he led members of the board on a visit to the NC in Abuja. The board Chairman said the people of Cross River state have benefitted enormously from the micro projects of the CSDA. Adding that the CRS CSDA under the leadership of Fidel Udie is touching lives of the poor in the state.
He condoled with the NC on the loss of Mr Adewale Fabowale, Head of Operations of the FPSU. He prayed God grants the late Head of Operations eternal rest.
Responding, the NC, Dr Abdulkarim Obaje described the late Mr Adewale Fabowale as a hardworking jovial fellow who would be missed in the CSDP. Obaje also took time to explain to the Board members, the differences between the financing options in CSDP which has been Investment Project Financing and the Programme for Results options being proposed in the NG-CARES.
He used the opportunity to further explain the role of the Board as different from Management both in CSDP and the proposed NG-CARES. In his words "the job of the board is neither technical nor operational, but advisory". He explained the budgeting process for NG-CARES and the strategic role of the Board in approval of Management request and why the Board Chairman is part of the State CARES Steering Committee.
He encouraged synergy of Board members who are mostly Permanent Secretaries with the view of galvanising efforts for results. The CRS Board members are in Abuja for capacity building on the proposed NG- CARES