Nigeria State Policy Framework for Rural Roads Management

Under the second Rural Access and Mobility Project by the World Bank, Cardno IT Transport have been contracted to develop a full State Policy Framework for Rural Roads Management and Finance in Adamawa, Enugu, Imo, Niger and Osun.

The Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP 2) is a six-year World Bank project focused on the rehabilitation of rural roads and associated capacity building of institutions mandated to provide and maintain rural transport infrastructure. The project commenced in February 2014 and is set to be complete in October 2020. RAMP 2 operates in six states: Adamawa, Enugu, Niger, Osun, Imo and Cross-River.

For this massive undertaking, objectives include increasing the share of the population with access to an all-season road, increasing the share of the total classified roads in good and fair condition and increase the number of roads receiving adequate levels of maintenance. As the programme enters its final stages and begins the transitions to subsequent donor-funded and government funded initiates, RAMP 2 has acknowledged the need to transform the management of rural roads at the state level into modern and efficient state entities that provide, manage and maintain rural road infrastructure.

To this end, the FPMU has contracted Cardno IT Transport to carry out rural road sector reviews in Nigeria and the development of a state policy framework for rural roads management and finance’ The focus of the project is on the following five states which does not include Cross-River.

  • Adamawa State
  • Enugu State
  • Niger State
  • Osun State
  • Imo State.

The overall objective of this assignment is to evolve a policy framework and broad strategy for improving the management and in particular maintenance of rural roads in each of the five States. This would have to be carried out in a way that involve the stakeholders and include (among others) sustainable resource mobilisation and transparent financial management.

The project itself will include five main tasks:

  1. Review and update on the State’s road sectors
  2. Resources for Rural Roads
  3. Relevant good practice examples and significant experiences
  4. State Policy Framework for Rural Road Management and Finance, Strategy for Institutional Transformation and an Action Plan with time schedule.
  5. Stakeholder Workshops.