by crossriverwatch admin
The Federal Road Maintenance Agency FERMA, Cross River State has appealed commuters and other federal road users in the state to exercise patience with the condition of federal roads in the state at present, assuring that before June 2014, all the pot holes would have been fixed.
Engineer Bassey Ukpong, Head of FERMA Operations in Cross River State disclosed this to newsmen while inspecting the level of maintenance of the roads by his men.
He said the agency is aware of the enormous work required to rehabilitate and to some extent, the reconstruction needed on the ever busy Calabar-Itu road and some failed portions of the Calabar-Ogoja road, saying FERMA will do the repairs while the Ministry of Works will undertake some reconstruction on the failed portions.
“What we are trying to do is to address the portholes and before the middle of the year, all the failed sections would have been repaired.
“It is important for you to also know that the magnitude of the failed part of road is beyond direct labor, but the good news is that I have information that the federal ministry of works will do the reconstruction before June because, they said the fund is in the 2014 budget” he said.
Ukpong said the mandate given to FERMA was to repair and not to reconstruct; assuring that by the middle of 2014, repair of all the pot holes would have been completed on the two major roads.
He appealed to commuters and other road users to always make good use of the roads.
Ukpong restated the commitment of the federal government to provide motorable roads for its citizens as part of President Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda.
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