Gov Otu Appreciates Tinubu Over Lagos-Calabar Coastal Road

Cross River State governor Bassey Otu, has appreciated President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for directing the commencement of work on the Calabar axis of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway and approving the construction of the Calabar- Ebonyi-Benue-Kogi-Nasarawa-Abuja Superhighway as major signature projects of his ‘Renewed Hope Administration.’

A letter from the state governor signed by Otu’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Nsa Gill sighted by LEADERSHIP lauded President Bola Tinubu for his lofty initiative to embark on the road reform.

Gov. Otu’s letter, dated July 1, 2024, stated that “Section 3A of this Project traverses 11 communities in Our dear State, namely: Okpoko, Ikot Efiok-Ekpenyong, Ikoneto, Obot Eyo, Obot Akpang, Ekpri Adiabo, Ifako Okoyong, Ikot Eno Aru Unayama.

“Njahasang, Okoyong Usang Abasi with a total length of 38km, and we are grateful that 92km from the Calabar- Ebonyi-Benue-Kogi-Nasarawa-Abuja Superhighway falls within Cross River State.”

The governor averred that the two super projects will greatly improve the region’s connectivity and accessibility, boost economic activities, and enhance the quality of life for citizens.

Otu stressed that road construction would bring about economic reforms for inclusive growth and enhance agriculture, transportation, and governance for effective service delivery, which are the tenets of President Tinubu’s ‘Renewed Hope’ policies and programmes.

“Your commitment to infrastructure development is laudable, and we are grateful for the positive impact it will have on our communities. I am glad that despite the difficulties of all kinds on all fronts, Nigeria remains characterised by its great capacity for resilience.

“I most profoundly felicitate Your Excellency for your administration’s interventions in the critical sectors of the economy. I appreciate your dedication to nation-building.

“Accept, Your Excellency, my highest regards and that of the good people of Cross River State,” Otu said.

Recall that on Sunday, June 30, the minister of works was in Calabar for a stakeholder engagement. During this engagement, he informed Cross Riverians and other stakeholders that work on the Calabar axis of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway will begin in August.

 

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