By James Samuel
Minna (Sundiata Post) – Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has approved the sum of six billion naira for rehabilitation of rural roads in the state under the Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP) plan two.
Alhaji Hassan Baba Etsu disclosed this in Minna, the state capital.
The state coordinator of the project said the approval is to uphold sustainability of the agency after expirations of intervention by development partners.
He said the state government is keeping up its support into the next phase of the project which is tagged Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project.
Alhaji Hassan added that the agency has over the years intervened in many areas as health, transport, education and also in reduction of rural urban drift.
The state project coordinator said the agency has completed one hundred and seventy six kilometers of rural roads in the state.
He said four hundred and three kilometers of rural roads are at completion stage of ninety eight percent in fifteen local government areas.
The agency according to him has also created seven hundred and fifty permanent jobs in the beneficiaries communities as part of their efforts to reduce unemployment in addition to over one million people that has benefit from others interventions.
The state project coordinator therefore commended the government of Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello for sustaining the efforts in payment of the counterpart funds.