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Ekiti Assembly Mobilizes Support for Construction of Rural Roads

Ekiti State House of Assembly says it will mobilise people across the constituencies for the success of the construction of one thousand kilometres rural roads in partnership between the World Bank and Ekiti State Government.

The Speaker of the House, Mr Funminiyi Afuye stated this in Ado Ekiti while addressing officials of the Ekiti State Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) who visited the lawmakers.

Mr Afuye said the Assembly members being people’s representatives would take ownership of the projects which would spread across the sixteen local government of the State.

Mr Afuye, who commended Governor Kayode Fayemi’s rural development approach to governance, stated that the rural roads would encourage Farmers to cultivate large farms in order to boost food production in the state.

The Speaker who pointed out that the project would add value to the agricultural sector of the state’s economy, urged the organisation to engage the rural dwellers in the construction works as a way of empowering them.

Earlier, the State Project Coordinator of RAAMP, Mr Sunday Adunmo had briefed the Assembly on the objectives of agency and informed that the governor was able to secure approval for the construction of one thousand kilometres of rural roads across the State.

Mr Adunmo added that the project would curb post-harvest losses and position Ekiti as the food basket of the Southwest.

He disclosed that the RAAMP pilot projects in the state would soon take off and urged the lawmakers to take ownership of the projects to ensure qualitative work.

Oriola Afolabi

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