by crossriverwatch admin
The once narrow and impassable road to Akparabong, the home town of the Nigerian Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma Egba is wearing a new look due to the burial of his late father, Justice Emmanuel Takon Ndoma Egba.
Some respondent who spoke to crossriverwatch thanked the Senate Leader for reconstructing the road.
The less than three kilometers road was re-constructed with flood-passage routes and a bridge that can accommodate two vehicles comfortably.
“Our agricultural produce can now be accessed by buyers right in our villages. The death of the late Justice Takon Ndoma-Egba has brought joy and development to us in Akparabong” said one Michael Ojong a resident of the village.
“Must we wait for the death of big men before we can access development in our villages? A local politician who preferred anonymity asked the crossriverwatch reporter.
Akparabong is a small village near Ikom in Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River state whose major occupation is Cocoa farming in commercial quantity.
The community boasts many important personalities including the father of the Senate Leader who was the first lawyer from the Northern Division of the then South Eastern State.
Over ten thousand people graced his burial ceremony yesterday from within and outside Nigeria, including numerous members of both arms of the National Assembly.
Justice Egba left behind many prominent sons and daughters including Professor Rowland Ndoma-Egba, a professor of surgery, Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife and Senator Victor Ndoma Egba, Senate Leader of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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