FG, Ogun to partner in construction of 500Km rural roads

Posted by News Express | 4 August 2016 | 1,584 times

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Plans are underway by the Federal Government in conjunction with the Governor Ibikunle Amosun-led administration, to construct 500 kilometers of rural roads worth $60m in Ogun State.

This much was disclosed, on Wednesday, when the leadership of the Rural Access and Mobility Project, RAMP visited the Ogun State Governor at his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office.

Leader of the team and National project coordinator, Engr. Ubandoma Uharamu, disclosed that the road project would be structured in a manner that it will open up rural roads and increase access to education.

He said in order to make this happen, a technical team from Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP) is already in Abeokuta to discuss with officials of the state government on how this could be facilitated within the shortest possible time.

He told the governor that the project is worth $60m (US dollars), adding that RAMP is in its third stage.

Uharamu revealed that Kaduna and Cross River states benefitted in the first phase while Adamawa, Enugu, Osun, Niger and Imo states are presently benefiting from the second phase.

He said his team would interact with Ogun State officials to ascertain the level of readiness of the state to participate in the third phase.

The World Bank, the French Development Institute and the African Development Bank, Uhuramu noted, are jointly sponsoring RAMP.

Governor Amosun, who was elated by the visit of the team, expressed confidence that Ogun would be one of the states to benefit in the third phase.

•Photo shows Governor Amosun.

Source: News Express

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