President Muhammadu Buhari says construction of section 5 of the East-West road from Oron (Akwa Ibom) to Calabar (Cross Rivers) to be funded under the forum on China-Africa cooperation has been approved.
President Buhari disclosed this when he received a delegation of elders and political leaders from Akwa Ibom, who visited him at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, on Monday.
He also told the delegation, led by Senator Godswill Akpabio, that other road projects worth billions of naira for the south-south geo-political zone had been captured in the 2019 budget.
“Meanwhile, to complete the Cross River, Akwa Ibom Abia axis of the road I have directed the Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing as well as the Ministry of Budget and National Planning to provide in the 2019 budget the dualisation of Ikot-Ekpene – Aba axis of the federal highway covering the three states. “Please recall also that railway projects also cover your state as well as other South – South and South East states of the country.
He said, “I also wish to inform that the construction of section 5 of the East West road, Oron – Calabar (Cross River state) a major priority project to be funded under the forum on China – Africa Cooperation, arrangement with Chinese government, has received approval,’’
He also announced that the construction of a power sub-station in Ibiono, Akwa Ibom was in progress.
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