Why I am Intervening In Road Rehabilitation – Senator Ayade

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John Ushie

Ongoing rehabilitation work along Ogoja road in Obudu
Ongoing rehabilitation work along Ogoja road in Obudu

Senator Benedict Ayade, (PDP, Cross River North) has said that the deplorable state of the Obudu-Ogoja Road and his awareness of the financial constraints of concerned authorities is what has prompted his intervention in the rehabilitation of the trunk A, expressway.

Rehabilitation work on the road by Leophina Construction company commenced on Friday on the two kilometer stretch from the Abeb River to just after Denisco, which has overtime become impassable.

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In a chat with CrossRiverWatch, Senator Ayade said: “That road you are aware carries the bulk of traffic out of Obudu to Ogoja. It is a very strategic road for the economy of Cross River North. Over the years, it has become impassable. Neglected potholes on the road have become craters and portions of the road have completely failed.

“The road is a Trunk A road, by that I mean it is a federal government road and the local government lack the resources to be able to undertake rehabilitation job of that magnitude. Thas is why I have decided to intervene and see how the road can be put back in shape for motorists, particularly in this period of the year when traffic on the road is expected to increase with people returning home for the end of the year festivities.”

ogoja road repairs3

Checks by CrossRiverWatch at the local government council confirmed that the work was being done without the intervention of the government.

The supervisory councilor for works at the local government said: “That road is a trunk A road. The local government is not involved in the rehabilitation. We understand it is done by the senator representing Cross River North.”

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Some of the road users who spoke with our reporter also expressed joy that efforts are now underway to fix the road which some of them said has become a night mare.

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