RAAMP Earmarks 966km of Road Network for Construction in Nasarawa

Igbawase Ukumba in Lafia

The Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdulallahi Sule, yesterday said the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Projects (RAAMP) has mapped out and prioritised about 966 kilometres of road network for construction across the state.

Similarly, the governor said three markets were also selected in each senatorial zone of the state by RAAMP as agro-logistic focal points for interventions at first phase project.

Sule stated this when he performed the ground-breaking and flagging-off of the construction of one of the RAAMP’s road networks projects of Rinze-Mintibi Madaki road in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state.

He stated that the construction of the Rinze-Mintibi Madaki road was in recognition of the huge economic potential that abounds in the area, which the project will provide the needed enabling environment to harness the agricultural endowments for the benefit of our people.

“There is no gainsaying that our teeming farmers are faced with enormous challenges, including lack of access roads, storage and processing facilities among others to enable them maximise the benefit of their farm produce.

“In this regard, the government has continued to make frantic effort through diversification of the sector for socio-economic development. It is for this reason that we did not hesitate to key into the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Projects (RAAMP) to achieve the noble objectives,” the governor stated.

Sule concluded that the project was expected to be completed within the span of two years for the first phase, hence calling on the contractor handling the project to adhere to specifications.

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