Otu pledges completion of 39km C’ River-Benue road
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Otu pledges completion of 39km C’ River-Benue road

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.

Otu stated this on Saturday during an assessment visit to the road project abandoned about two decades ago.
He made the plea during a meeting with the Clan Head of Wanokom, Chief Denis Ugede in his palace.
The governor promised to complete the road project to boost economic activities and ease vehicular movement.

“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.

According to him, work is ongoing and the state will seek possible collaboration with relevant Federal Government agencies to ensure speedy completion.
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The governor said that successive administrations had inspected the road without fulfilling their promises.
He, however, promised that his administration would complete the road project.
Otu assured the people of Ukelle that he would do all within his power to raise their standard of living.
Chief Ugede was full of praises for the governor. He said the people of Ukelle could now sleep after such a heartwarming assurance from the government.
He decried the record food wastage farmers in the area have suffered over the years.
“God is using the governor to liberate the people of Ukelle from prolonged suffering.
“We are happy that after several years of hardship due to lack of access road, God is using you to liberate the Ukelle,” the Clan Head said.
He also reminded the governor of the need to review the monthly stipends of traditional rulers as promised during his campaign.
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