The Ogun State Government through its Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project has taken steps to rehabilitate no fewer than 72.43km rural roads across the state.
The state Commissioner for Rural Development, Mrs Olufemi Ilori-Oduntan, disclosed this on Wednesday during a bidding exercise for contractors on the project at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, imploring all the contractors to take the outcome in good faith.
Ilori-Oduntan noted that the execution of the project is to the benefit of all and sundry and the completion of the roads would further enhance the transportation of agricultural produce from local communities to the urban centres which would reduce farmers’ loss to the barest minimum.
She assured the bidders that due diligence would be followed in ensuring the best bidders were selected.
In his contribution, the Permanent Secretary, Mr Adetayo Adewale, said the roads, when completed would ensure adequate food security and reduce rural-urban drift which had plagued the country over time.
Earlier in his opening remarks, the Project Coordinator, RAAMP, Engr. Muritala Adekunle said the bid was made open to avoid conflict of interest, while transparency remains their watchword in the selection process.
Some of the roads bided for are Idofin Bode Ase, Agosasa-Idolorisa, Sigo Baido, Tapona, Ibu Junction, Ipakinmore, Itebu, Ago-Isobo, Mamu-Aba Panu Road all the roads cut across the three senatorial districts.