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Massive Road Rehabilitation in Calabar Metropolis Thrills Residents

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 One of the rehabilitated roads in Calabar

BY Ita Williams, Calabar 

Governor Bassey Otu of Cross River State has received high praise and commendation from residents and citizens for his commitment to fulfilling campaign promises. 

This accolade came during an inspection tour of Governor Otu’s ongoing projects in Calabar, which took place on Thursday. Led by the Commissioner of Information, Mr. Erasmus Ekpang, journalists were taken to various project sites within the Calabar Metropolis.

Among the projects visited were the nearly 60% completed Gulvate at Chamley Street, the Clerks Allay road construction, Nyong Edem and Eyo Okon concrete solid road construction, the Yellow Duke gully construction, the Zoo-Garden fruits Market building, the Parliamentary Extension road renovation project, the Esuk-Utan road dualization project, and the Mauri Ntah Eke street construction.

During the inspections, engineers at some of the project sites confirmed that some of the projects were nearly 90% complete.

The Commissioner of Information expressed the Governor’s commitment to restoring Calabar to its former glory and ensuring that the cultivation project, currently at 90% completion, would be open for use by the end of February.

“We are truly in a season of progress,” stated the commissioner adding, “We have inspected 8 physical projects, and many roads have been successfully fixed through Direct Labour. The Governor has pledged to do even more.”

Residents also expressed their gratitude to Governor Otu for his dedication to improving their living conditions. Elder Saviour Etim, a resident of Clerks Allay Street where new road construction is underway, expressed his happiness, saying, “I am very pleased with the Governor for considering us here at Clerks Allay. We are all thrilled. I have been living here for over 30 years, and people have been deviating and urinating in this area, using the street as a toilet. So, I want to thank the Governor for coming to our aid. He deserves commendation for this remarkable achievement.”

Engineer Nta Edet of FaithPlant Construction LTD provided an update on the Esuk Utan road project, mentioning that they had already completed 70% of the work and were working tirelessly to finish it on time. 

He accentuated that their progress was dependent on funding and that they were determined to meet the project’s 2.1-kilometer deadline.

Comrade Clement Effiong Etim, a youth leader from Esuk Utan, expressed his gratitude to Governor Otu, stating, “I want to thank Governor Bassey Otu for ensuring the construction of this road. It will greatly improve our people’s mobility. We appreciate your good work, our Sweet Prince.”

Governor Otu’s commitment to road construction and maintenance in Calabar has been widely praised, and residents are hopeful for further progress in the future.

Former Youth Leader in Ekorinim one, Mr. Okon Iyasa also commended the governor for his massive road repairs and construction in Calabar but however appealed to him to extend it to some parts of Ekorinim one.

Iyasa said, “Sir we are and we know you are a listening governor so we plead that you look into the poor state of Peterson Avenue off Spring road in Ekorinim One. This is a new layout boosting the aesthetics of Calabar but the road is very bad. We plead for your kind intervention sir”.

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