24th December, 2018
By Yunusa Abdullahi
Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla Says his administration has constructed and completed about 396 standard Roads across Adamawa State.
The Governor stated this during the Commissioning and DistrIbution of maintenance equipments to maintenance team of the Adamawa State second Rural Access and Mobility Project, ADRAMP -2 .
Governor Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla says that Six Billion Naira will be used for the second phase of the Rural Access and Mobility Projectsince the state for the year 2019
The Governor also stated that the flag off for the Distribution of Equipments for the second phase of the project will assist in the maintenance of the rural roads in the state explained that over Five Hundred kilometers was covered during the first phase of the project in the state.
He also revealed that other Local Government Areas including Maiha, Jada, Ganye, Guyuk, Lamurde, Mubi North and Mubi South will benefit from the second phase of the project.
In his welcome address ,the Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Rural Infrastructure and Community Developement, Alhaji Umar Hassan Pakka explained that since the year 2012 ,Adamawa state was selected to benefit from second tranche of the World Bank assisted project, poiting out that many people have been empowered
and charged the maintenance team to understand that the working implement signifies the much needed preparednessfor the task ahead of them.
Also in his key note address,the National Coordinator of Rural Access Mobility Project ,RAMP, Engineer Ubandoma Ularamu described rural connectivity as critical component of Government for rural developement.
According to the National Coordinator of RAMP the flag off of the maintenance team as well as distribution of equipment will cover Five Hundred rural roads across the state.
In a vote of thanks, Chairman of the State Monitoring Committee, Archtect Aliyu Bello Tarfa, who is also the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Rural Infrastructure and Community Developement explained that since the inception of the present administration , Governor Muhammad Jibrilla has paid Four Hundred Million Naira as State Government counterpart contribution for the years 2016 and 2017 while additional Two Hundred Million Naira was also approved as counterpart contribution.
In his contribution, State Project Coordinator, Engr. Abbas Mohammed Adamu said the second Rural Access and Mobility Project began with the sum of Fifty Million Dollars while about Seven Hundred and Twenty Eight citizens in various communities in the state are beneficiaries.
He however said that Fifty Two Million Naira is to be injected into communities through the payment of Twenty Thousand Naira per kilometers to maintainance teams.