From Mathew Jwantu, Minna
The Niger State Government, in Collaboration with Rural And Mobility Project (RAMP) has spent over N9bn fixing 403 damaged roads.
The rehabilitated roads largely in rural areas, the State Coordinator of the Project, Alhaji Hassan Baba said are in total of 176 kilometres.
A total of 215 kilometer roads were rehabilitated under the first phase of the project, he said, Wednesday.
Over 215 jobs have been created under the “community-based Road Maintenance scheme”, Baba told journalists in Minna
The project according to him has equally improved access to healthcare thus cutting maternal mortality by 60%.
“The project has increased school enrollment by 4% in the intervention areas, and has reduced travel cost by 40% and travel time by 50% in the intervention areas,” Baba added.