About OGUN-RAAMP

Ogun State Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (OGUN-RAAMP) is not an orphan. It came into being as a result of the Federal Government initiative in expanding the economic and financial base of rural farmers. Strategically, it is aimed at creating access to the rural of the rural villages to enhance productivity in Agriculture through value-addition.

Project Development Objective

To improve transport conditions and bring sustained access to the rural population through rehabilitating and maintaining key rural transport infrastructure in a sustainable manner in selected Nigerian States.

Why OGUN-RAAMP

Whether a state is totally agrarian or partly industrial, transportation is the key to the continued buoyancy of her economy. Ogun State, being partly industrial and partly agrarian, the quest for her economic development is hinged on the opening up access to the hinterlands. This is part of the mandate of OGUN-RAAMP, moreso that the evil of a mono-product economy is well-known to us during the time when oil sells at its lowest cost.

It is objective to reduce poverty, ensure food security, make farming attractive and therefore increase farmers disposable income. Ultimately jobs are meant to be created along the value-chain being established and the rate of rural-urban drift will be minimized, if not stopped.

Participating States: The number of states participating in the RAAMP project is thirteen, namely Ogun, Osun, Niger, Adamawa, Enugu, Kaduna, Cross River, Oyo, Kogi, Ondo, Kebbi, Sokoto and Akwa Ibom.

Project Anchorage: The Project is technically anchored in the Ministry of Rural Development.

Project Funding: The project is funded as follow:

  • World Bank
  • Agence Française de Développement
  • Federal Government of Nigeria
  • Ogun State Government

Need for Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project:

Transport and accessibility is central in rural development and Ogun State being agrarian state can only attain its quest for economic development through rural development. Rural roads form a greater part of road networks in the state with 75% of such roads in various states of deplorable conditions.

Lack of accessibility occasioned by bad roads coupled with inadequate maintenance is key factor of rural poverty and low agricultural productivity. The result of this are high cost of transport, Inability to access market, increase in travelling time, wastage, loss of income etc. In other to improve the life of the people at the rural areas and also increase their livelihood, there is need to rehabilitate and maintain the rural roads promptly and constantly hence the need for RAAMP intervention.