Adamawa approves N200m counterpart funds for rural access roads

Governor Bindow Jibrilla

Governor Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State

Governor Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State

The Adamawa government on Wednesday approved the release of N200 million out of N260 million earmarked as counterpart funds for the World Bank road projects in the state.

Alhaji Hassan Pakka, Commissioner for Rural Infrastructure made this known while briefing newsmen shortly after the State Executive Council meeting in Yola.

Pakka said that the funds would serve as the contribution of the state to the World Bank Rural Access Mobility Road (RAMP-2) project in the state.

The commissioner said that the approved funds would be utilised for the payment of taxes, maintenance of roads as well as payment of allowances for oversight function by the members of the state House of Assembly.

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He said that the state government in partnership with the World Bank had completed over 200 rural roads under the RAMP-2 programme in the state.

Pakka added that the approval was to get more projects from the programme.

He recalled that the programme was launched in 2012 with a 50 million US Dollar.

The commissioner noted that it was only the state governor, Mohammed Bindow that has utilised the opportunity for the state.