The Kaduna State government has been recommenced by the World Bank for its performance as a pilot state in the execution of the Rural Access Mobility Project (RAMP) that the state government has entered upon in collaboration with the global bank.
Mr Ben Gericke has announced that the Kaduna State did well as a leading state in the execution of RAMP.
As per Mr Ben Gericke, You have taken the lead in Nigeria in the task of implementing these projects. I will ask you to continue to look forward, let us work together in getting the next generation contracts started.Through the RAMP which was initiated in 2008, Kaduna State, in partnership with the World Bank, has constructed 470 kilometres of roads in rural communities and built 135 river crossings and bridges across the state. To implement the project, the World Bank disbursed $47 million, while Kaduna State government contributed N1.2 billion in the last five years.
Responding, Governor Yero added, I am happy today that as a pilot state of RAMP, we have been able to perform to the satisfaction of the World Bank. We feel elated to have been recognised as having done well. We need support, especially in the area of capacity building. We want officials in the Ministry of Works to be able to design roads and bridges and cost them so that we can build infrastructure that will last long.