by crossriverwatch admin
The Residents of Iyang-Asang community in Calabar municipal area of Cross River State have been assured of completion of the erosion project in the area before the end of march.
State Commissioner for works, Legor Idagbo gave this assurance when he led his team for an unscheduled visit to the community.
The commissioner said government has responded positively to the request of the people on the project. He stressed that the erosion project will be completed before the commencement of the raining season.
He allayed the fear of the community promising that the project will not be abandoned because all arrangements concerning the project agreement have been met.
While suing for cooperation between the community and the contractor handling the job, the commissioner said if the community assist in providing the contractor a conducive environment to operate, the problem of erosion will become a thing of the past in the area.
“ We have determined as a government to complete the job before the end of march when heavy rainfall commences in the state, this is the position of the government and rather thinking that the project will not be completed, government is taking the construction further to open up the community to life” the commissioner said.
Some of the residents who spoke with crossriverwatch commended the government for taking the project thus far while urging them to complete it as promised so that it will be a clear departure from the failed promises they kept getting from successive governments.
The residents said seeing the project completed will be the happiest thing that has happened to the densely populated community.
Iyang Ashang, a suburb in the heart of Calabar Municipal Area Council of Cross River State is close to several federal government facilities like the Airport, Federal Government Girls College and the state headquarters of the State Security Service, SSS.
The commissioner’s inspection team also inspected the channel two drainage projects, the airport by pass road and other erosion sites in Calabar where he gave the contractors matching orders to complete their job before the raining season commences.
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