State-wide construction of road begin in next two months -Gov Ahmed
Written by Uthy on August 10, 2018
Indications have emerged that the Kwara State Government will commence the construction of rural roads across the state in the next two months.
The selected roads, according to the state Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, will be constructed under the World Bank’s Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP).
The Governor who made the disclosure at the Government House, Ilorin, when he received newly constituted leadership of the State Road Transport Employees Association of Nigeria led by its Chairman, Alhaji AbdulRahman Olayinka Onikijipa, who paid him a courtesy call, explained that the RAMP was designed by the World Bank for any state which paid counterpart funds to access its facility.
The governors said a number of rural roads had been marked for construction with a view to evacuating agricultural produce to urban centres and improve the state’s economy.
He assured the road transport employers that some failed portions of roads across the state would be fixed as soon as rain subsides to ensure smooth movement of goods and commuters.
Governor Ahmed thanked the Association for standing by his administration and promised continuous assistance to the body to enable it members play critical roles in the state economy.
Speaking earlier, the State Chairman of RTEAN, Alhaji AbdulRahman Olayinka Onikijipa had commended Governor Ahmed administration for its investment in road infrastructure which he said ensures accident frees Kwara.
The State Chairman of RTEAN thanked the Governor for the appointment of a member of the association into the management board of Kwara State Traffic Management Authority, promising that the Association would continue to collaborate and support Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed led administration in the state.
Alhaji Onikijipa also sought the support of the governor in building the state headquarters for efficient service delivery.