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We’re Committed to Implementing RAAMP in Kogi – PC

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Kogi State Project Coordinator of the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (KOGI-RAAMP), Engr. Sheidu Obansa says his office is committed to effective implementation of the Project in the State.

Engr. Obansa also stressed the need for Staff to be pro-active in the discharge of given responsibilities.

The Project Coordinator gave the admonition at the sideline of the annual retreat and Capacity building training organized for staff of RAAMP participating states held in Calabar, Cross-Rivers state.

Engineer Sheidu, who described the training as a morale booster noted that it has further created the avenue for cross fertilization of ideas that would sharpen the participants skills and bring them up to speed to deliver on the mandates of the project for the benefit of the rural communities.

The Project Coordinator, who was elated with the quality of presentations at the event noted that with the spirit of team work that exists among the staff of the project in the state, RAAMP would be the cynosure for all urging them to remain dedicated in the discharge of their responsibilities and called on the people to support the noble ideals of RAAMP.

While welcoming the participants to the annual retreat, the National Coordinator, Engineer Aminu Bodinga MUhammad said RAAMP is poised at making remarkable impact across the Country and expressed delight over the increase in the number of participating states adding that plans are on to expand the project to all the states of the federation.

Engineer Aminu urged participating states to be more active in implementing the project, noting that the successes recorded in the phases of the project necessitated its expansion and growth, stressing that funds would be accessible to expand rural road infrastructure and lauded the state coordinators for their pro- activeness.

In his remarks, the Task Team Leader (TTL), Engineer Tunji Ahmad tasked the project coordinators to continue to display leadership in pursuit of team work in their various states in order to provide the needed direction on how to achieve productive results at the end of the project.

While declaring the annual retreat open, the Cross-Rivers State Governor Professor Ben Ayade who spoke through his commissioner of International Donor Cooperation Dr. Inyang Asibong called on Nigerians to always put the nation first irrespective of their different inclination adding that his government places high premium on the quality of life of the people and would continue to support the laudable vision of RAAMP in its aim at making life meaningful to the rural dwellers across the country.

The event which attracted the state Project implementation Units (SPIUs) of the 20 participating states including Kogi RAAMP featured various paper presentations.

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