By Wole Mosadomi
Minna—With a few days to the end of the year, some states may not meet the deadline for the completion of the rehabilitation of rural roads under the Rural Assess and Mobilisation Project, RAMP.
The agreement, entered into by the Federal Government and the World Bank, was that the completion of the various projects, especially the ones funded by the World Bank, should be end of year.
National Coordinator of the programme, Mr. Ubandoma Ularamu, who disclosed this at the launching of Community-Based Rural Roads Maintenance scheme in Minna, Niger State, yesterday, did not, however, mention the states affected.
He, however, said steps were being taken by Federal Government to seek an extension to enable the affected states complete the projects.
Governor Abubakar Bello, while flagging off the project, said 76 kilometres of rural roads would be rehabilitated under the programme in the state, adding that cooperative groups had been picked across the state and their members trained to ensure the success of the programme.