Sokoto Partners World Bank on Construction of 500km Rural Roads


By Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Government has signed an agreement with the World Bank for the construction of 500 kilometres of rural roads across the state.

This was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Finance, Malam Saidu Umar, in a statement issued to reporters in Sokoto Monday.

According to the statement, the agreement covers different locations spread across the three senatorial zones of the state.

“We have kept to our part of the bargain by releasing our counterpart fund. We are awaiting the arrival of the team from the World Bank to finalise other details of the agreement.

“We hope to identify the roads together with their team and agree on the time-frame for execution,” the statement read.

Details later…