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Nightmare on Calabar-Itu highway

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From Andy Esiet, Calabar

Today September 23, thousand of youths from Itu Local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom State blocked the Calabar-Itu federal highway protesting against the delay in fixing the road.

One of the placards they carried read, “we say no to abandonment on Calabar-Itu highway again. President please fix the road before you leave office. No road no election 2023. You will land well, amen”

Motorists and commuters from Calabar to Uyo and Uyo to Calabar and other parts could not cross due to the peaceful protest.

Besides the blockade the road has been a nightmare for motorists and commuters on daily basis.

Julius Berger and CCECC construction firms have commenced work on the road but on a slow pace.

The Federal Government has so far awarded approved over N130 billion for the project.

Pictures below tell story of the ordeal motorists passed through as a result of the blockade.

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