Nigeria: Ogun govt to set up road development fund
Abeokuta, July 17, 2018 (AltAfrica)-The Ogun State Government, on Tuesday, says it is planning to initiate a bill to give legal backing to a proposed road development fund to ensure that its investment in the infrastructural in the state does not go down the drains.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Rural Development, Wale Ogunyomade, gave this hint while receiving the Consultant to the Federal Project Management Unit, overseers of the Rural Access And Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP), Engr. Okwudili Ikejiani, in his office in Abeokuta.
He said, “We are doing a whole lot in the development of roads and other ancillary infrastructure in the state and it cuts across. The Governor in his wisdom has intimated us of the need to put up a road fund management component which will be deployed to maintaining the roads.
In his remark, Engr. Ikejiani, who was on a two-day visit to strengthen the preparation of the state for the take-off of the project, lamented the absence of road fund in the country.
He blamed the collapse of most roads built by government across the tiers on lack of proper and adequate maintenance, just as he commended the Ogun State government for the initiative.
The Consultant, however, commended the preparedness of the Ogun RAAMP State Project Implementation Unit (SPIU), advising that team work and adequate training would be needed for the optimal performance of the state on the project.