President Buhari to flag-off Cross River super highway

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday perform the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a 260km super highway being undertaken by the Cross River State Government.
The ceremony was initially billed for September 21.
The super highway is to serve as the evacuation route for the Bakassi Deep Seaport, a signature project of the Governor Ben Ayade-led administration in the state.

Meanwhile, there is excitement in the state, especially in the communities where the groundbreaking ceremony will be performed by the President.

In Obung Village in Akamkpa Local Government Area, the Village head, Ntufam Boniface Edet and the youth president, Mr. Philip Ogar, expressed their community’s delight that the President would be visiting.

Ogar said the Super Highway passing through his community will bring a lot of benefits to his people and other neighbouring communities.

He said that the youths of his community and their neighbours were excited about the superhighway, and that they are happy with what the governor is doing.

He believes the multi-billion naira project will aggressively open up their area to development as many businesses will spring up, creating employment opportunities for the people, adding that every member of his community including the chiefs, elders, women and the youths are overwhelmingly hopeful and happy about the project.

The youth president commended the governor for his vision and drive, assuring that his community will support the governor and provide whatever assistance that would be required to ensure that the project is achieved.

Also speaking, an Environmentalist attached to the project, Mr. Francis Njeni disclosed that his responsibility is to take stock of all the different species of trees that would be cleared to give way for the road and would ensure the replanting of such species in accordance with the policy of the state government under Senator Ayade.

Njeni explained that for every tree that would be cleared two or three of such tree would be replanted.

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