Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has flagged off the implementation of the Rural Access And Mobility Project in Ondo State. The Rural Access And Mobility Project, RAMP, is a programme anchored on the Federal Government Rural Transport Policy (RTTP), which is supported with fund from the World Bank and French Development Agency Partnership.
Today, at the opening ceremony of stakeholders’ meeting on ‘ Rural Roads Identification, Intervention and Prioritization Study held at the Royal Bird Hotel in Akure, were all the traditional rulers in the state.
The major objective is to support provision of all-weather access roads in the selected and prioritised rural areas. Not only that, the programme is captured in the Rural Travel and Transport Policy of the Federal Government, which is aimed at strengthening institutions and capacity building. Also, to rehabilitate and maintain transport infrastructure for the improvement of rural mobility.
The State Project Coordinator, Engr. Zaccheaus Olorunnegan while delivering his welcome address thanked the Governor for his commitment to increasing economic activities in the state saying Mr Governor has demonstrated his unbridled desire to transform Ondo State to a more economic viable state.
The Governor was emphatic in his charge for the need to redirect the youth to embrace agriculture.
” We must depart from the kind of education we give our youths, that tends to deceive them that there’s white-collar jobs still exist.
“Even the Civil Service is over bloated. If you say you will employ more, you’re just being unfair to the system.
” This is our resilient strive to fulfill our campaign promises to provide access roads to the farms and our agribusiness locations.
“Creation of jobs must now be through agriculture, technology and industry”, he said.
The Governor went further to reiterate the commitment of the present administration in Ondo State to train and retrain the civil servants for more effective productivity and fiscal responsibility.
The National Project Coordinator, Engr Ubandoma Ularamu expressed hope of success of the project with the way the Governor has received the initiative.