FG, Ogun partner in construction of 500km rural roads

President Muhammadu Buhari (right) and Ogun State governor, Sen Ibikunle Amosun

THE Federal Government is set to partner with the Ogun State government in the construction of 500 kilometres of rural roads in the state.

The work is estimated to cost $60 million.

This was disclosed on Wednesday, by the National Project coordinator of the Rural Access and Mobility Project, (RAMP), Engineer Inanimate Uharamu, when he led a team to the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, at his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office.

Uharamu disclosed that the road project would be structured in a manner that will open up rural roads and increase access to education.

He said that a technical team from RAMP is already in Abeokuta to discuss with officials of the state government on how this could be facilitated within the shortest possible time.

Uharamu revealed that Kaduna and Cross River states benefited 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.