FG To Partner Ogun In Construction Of 500km Rural Roads


FG to Partner Ogun in
construction of 500Km rural
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
it's 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.
Adejuwon Soyinka
Senior Special Assistant (Media) Ogun State Governor.