Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s planned visit to inaugurate the 260 kilometre Calabar-Katsina Ala Road as an indication that the president shares his good vision for the state.
He spoke while inspecting a portion of the highway where work has already commenced at Nsan village in Akamkpa Local Government Area.
Ayade said the state was ready to host President Buhari.
The governor said he was humbled and challenged that the president believes and shares in his vision of embarking on the project, with the aim of boosting the state’s economy.
“I am excited, challenged and fulfilled that somebody as high as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria could understand and share in my dreams and aspiration to create a Super Highway that will also create that harmony between the northern and southern part of Nigeria”, He explained that because of the great premium which his administration places on the signature projects, work has commenced in earnest in spite of challenge of heavy rainfall.
Accompanied on the inspection by service commanders, Gov. Ayade said: “We have started work on the road already. Given the amount of rainfall we are experiencing, what we have achieved so far is fantastic. We expect that the President would be impressed when he gets here”.
He also inspected ongoing work at the Calabar International Convention Centre (CICC).
The state government is embarking on a 260 kilometers super high way and a deep seaport expected to cost about N700Billion.