CALABAR-OBAN-EKANG BORDER ROAD: SENATOR ASUQUO EKPENYONG MOVES MOTION FOR IT’S IMMEDIATE REHABILITATION.

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Senator Asuquo Ekpenyong, representing Cross River South Senatorial District has moved a motion for the immediate rehabilitation of the dilapidated Calabar-Oban-Ekang Border Access Road linking Cameroon.

 

According to him, SETRACO Nigeria Limited which was awarded the contract for the rehabilitation of the Calabar- Oban-Ekang Road, long before now, has not mobilized to site, despite the deplorable state of the road, even when the Company have been paid over N250,000,000 that was captured in the 2023 Appropriation Act.

 

The Senator disclosed that the current state of the road is a sad commentary on the state of the highways in Nigeria, thus painting an unsavoury picture of the country’s deteriorating culture of road maintenance.

 

The road has completely become non-motorable and impassable as a result of a long period of neglect that has made it impossible for humans, goods and services to move along that route which also provides access to a major location for cocoa and oil palm plantations.

 

The Senate unanimously adopted all three prayers of the motion as an espresso resolutions of the 10th Senate and calling on the attention of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to review the ongoing contract for rehabilitation as awarded to SETRACO Nigeria Limited and while urging the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to with immediate effect commence emergency solution to the to impassable portions of the Road.

 

Senator Ekpenyong motion calling for immediate attention of the Calabar- Oban-Ekang Road is borne out of his experience during campaign of the deplorable condition and the economic viability of the Road to the State and Nigeria economy if it’s fixed. Hence, will bring life to the economy.

 

 

Amawu Cletus Albert Amawu

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