Sokoto partners World Bank on 500km rural roads



  state government has signed an agreement with the World Bank construction 500km rural roads across the state.

This was disclosed state commissioner finance, Malam Saidu Umar, in a statement issued to reporters in Monday.

“The agreement covers different locations spread across the three senatorial zones State.

“We have kept to of the bargain by releasing counterpart fund. We’ awaiting the arrival of the team from the World Bank to finalise other details of the agreement.

“We hope to identify the roads together with their team and agree on the time-frame for execution,” the statement added.

The commissioner said the Aminu Waziri administration decided to key into the World Bank’s Rural Access Mobility Project (RAMP) so as to improve transport conditions, by opening up rural areas in all parts of the state.

He added that one of the cardinal objectives of the present administration is to provide projects and services that would stand the test of time.

“We hope to see to the execution of the project as soon as possible,” he added.