Igalamela/Odolu LGA to partner Kogi RAAMP for rural dev’t

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The Transition Chairman of Igalamela/Odolu Local Government Area, Hon Cosmas Atabor has reiterated his commitment towards the development of all rural areas in the council.

He stated this at a meeting he held with the World Bank team on sensitization and risk assessment for the purpose which also had a representative of Kogi State Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project, RAAMP.

The meeting was in furtherance of his readiness to partner donor and other government agencie for the development of earmarked markets within the Local Government.

The meeting revealed that part of the project’s objectives is to ensure improved access to markets for farmers in Igalamela/Odolu and boost agricultural productivity in the region.

In addition, the Transition Chairman mooted his readiness at renovating the markets within the LG and the Local Governments readiness to enter BOT partnerships with entities with verifiable capacity. We are also looking at setting up training programs for local farmers to help them improve their agricultural practices and increase their yields.

In an unrelated news, the Transition Chairman has today the 26th of March, 2024, ordered the dismantling and removal of all illegal road blocks between the Okpachalla, Ayah and Egbolo axis of Igalamela/Odolu LG.
This order is in line with the State Governments directive that revenue collection at Local Government level be centralized to a point of loading or takeoff.
This order takes immediate effect.

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