Niger state governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello has flagged off the rehabilitation and construction of 55.33 kilometres rural road project in Kutigi and Lavun local government areas of the state.
The project is part of the 135 kilometre road construction/rehabilitation in Niger South Senatorial district under the second phase of the Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP II).
Over 400 kilometres rural road are captured for construction under second phase of the World Bank assisted rural development initiative.
Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony of the Kutigi-Dasun-Tashan Hajiya road, Governor Sani-Bello reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to ensuring rural development across the state.
He expressed optimism that the project will go a long way in improving agricultural activities in the benefiting communities and the state at large, adding that the road will also help in promoting the socio-economic status of the rural dwellers.
The governor said, “our administration is committed to infrastructural development of our rural areas in order to improve economic and social activities of the rural farmers in the state.
“Our target is to improve the capacity of our farmers to purchase inputs and sell products competitively and by so doing, we will be able to facilitate and promote economic growth thereby providing all-year-round access to basic services and facilities across the state. “
Earlier, the national coordinator of RAMP, Engr. Ubandoma Ularamu disclosed that under the two phases of the project, 579 kilometres of roads and 30 numbers river crossing bridges are to be constructed or rehabilitated across the state.
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