World Bank says Ekiti would soon join the list of states that will benefit from the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) in year 2020.
The World Bank Team Leader, Engr. Fahard Ahmed, who made this disclosure in Ado Ekiti, said with the existing robust relationship between the World Bank and the state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, the state was in a good position to join the project by January 2020.
He added that his team was impressed with the magnificent settings of the Ekiti RAAMP office and the readiness of its staff to hit the ground running once the project agreement and all other modalities were completed between the World Bank and the State.
While appreciating the World Bank for accepting to include Ekiti State on the project, Fayemi who was represented by the Senior Special Adviser on Road Transport and Infrastructure and the State Project Coordinator of RAAMP, Hon. Sunday Adunmo, disclosed that the World Bank initiative when it begins would connect and upgrade about 200 Kms of Ekiti rural roads to the urban centres and market places across the state in its first phase.