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Kwara RAAMP Signs N9.3bn Road Contract



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The Kwara State Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP), has signed a 9.3 billion naira contract agreement for the construction of rural roads to ease vehicular movement across the State.

The State Project Coordinator, RAAMP, Engr. (Dr.) Isaac Kolo has disclosed during the signing of the contract agreement papers with qualified contractors in Ilorin, the state capital.

The Coordinator, who described Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s administration as a result and people oriented government, commended him for opening more rural roads in the state to further boost its economic status and make life more bearable for the people of the state, especially the rural dwellers.

Dr. Kolo expressed confidence in the governor, describing him as a leader who has done well by putting Kwara on the right path as he has no doubt justified the trust reposed in him by Kwarans.

The Coordinator, therefore, called on the approved contractors not to let the state government down, and RAAMP Project at large, by carrying out a thorough job and follow the terms of agreement of the contract strictly to ensure that the 18 months completion period is not compromised.

In his goodwill message, the Director, Tundis Nigeria Limited, Engr. Joseph Faboyo, who spoke on behalf of other contractors, expressed their appreciation to the state government under the able leadership of Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his foresight and partnership with them, in order to bring relief to Kwarans, and also thanked the Kwara RAAMP for counting the companies worthy of doing the job.

Also speaking, a representative of the State Project Management Committee (SPMC), Barr. Moyosore Rasheed urged the contractors to see the offer as a rare privilege, which should encourage them to deliver a good job, pointing out that “to whom much is given, much is required”.

In his vote of thanks, the Kwara RAAMP lead Infrastructure Engineer, Engr. Isiaka Bashir Olaiwola appreciated everyone for creating time out to be part of the historic occasion in the life of Kwara RAAMP, noting that the approved contractors got the job purely on merit without pressure or influence from any quarters.

The approved contractors are RAFALI Nig Ltd, NBHH Nig Ltd, Fik Contracting Engineering Ltd, Tundis Nig Ltd, and Heriprom Engineering Ltd.

The road project would be executed in phases, beginning with the first phase under Backlog Maintenance/Rehabilitation of rural roads of 66.5 Km in Asa, Ilorin West/East, Oyun and Edu Local Government Areas of the State.

Others are Mondala- Yowere-Agbonna 12.485 Km; Gerewu – Eiyekorin – Okolowo Express 3.069 Km; Panada – Oloro, 5.428 Km;⁵ Inaja-Alaro-Inaja maliki, 6.215 Km, Ijagbo-Aperun-Adeleke-Igbawere 6.85 Km;
Kpandarako – Ginda – Kusomunu – Kachitako, Tsakpata Lealea – Gulufu – Bacita, 22.89 Km; and Lafiagi-Effagi-Putata Road, 9.525 Km; totalling 66.46 Km.

Meanwhile, the upgrading of rural roads of 18.2Km in Asa Local Government, Alapa – Hoko 0.7 Km, Madi – Peeke 17.5 Km, totalling 18.2km all together.

It would be recalled that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq had approved the needed counterpart fund to show the state government’s commitment towards bringing development to the state and its people.