Gov. Bassey Otu of Cross River State has pledged to complete the abandoned 39-kilometre Ukelle Road in Yala Local Government Area, connecting Benue State.
“I decided to drive through all wards in Ukelle, particularly this area bordering Benue State, to appraise the roads.
“This is with the view of bringing back the economic life of this area.
“The road has been a problem to my people. So, I decided to come personally for an on-the-spot assessment. This is to enable us to begin reconstruction work when dry season comes.
“My aim is to create an access road here to revive the ever-bubbling socio-economic activities in these border communities,” Otu said.