By Ruth Omosayin
Governor Yahaya Bello has sought collaboration with the French government on how to ensure more rapid developments in Kogi state.
Thd governor, ably represented by the Commissioner of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning,
Mukadam Asiwaju Asiru Idris stated this at the Nigeria Governors Forum’s (NGF) meeting with the French Minister for Foreign Trade, Franck Reister at the NGF secretariat in Abuja.
The meeting was at the request of the French Ambassador to Nigeria, M. Jèrôme Pasquier to discuss subsisting support to states and also seek areas of priorities where collaboration can be consumated.
It is worthy of note that Agence Française De Développement (AFD) as an interventionist agency is developing rural transport infrastructure through the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) for a total amount of 200million EURO, which is co-financed by the World Bank.
Kogi state and 12 other states of the federation is a beneficiary of the developmental program.
Asiwaju while delivering his remarks, stated unequivocally that the nine thematic areas of the new direction government as led by Governor Yahaya Bello in Kogi State are fully in alignment with the broad focused areas.