Buhari To Flag-Off Construction Of Super Highway In Cross River

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President Mohammadu Buhari
President Mohammadu Buhari

Cross River State governor, Senator Ben Ayade, has disclosed that work on the proposed Calabar Deep Seaport will commence in October 20015.

Ayade revealed this yesterday, while on an assessment tour of the Creek Town Jetty and connecting routes that will serve as evacuation corridor for the deep seaport.

Addressing journalists shortly after the inspection, Ayade said: “My intention, first of all is that the evacuation route which is the dual carriage super highway will begin in the next couple of weeks. So, within the next one or two weeks, I want to look at Mr. President’s program and try to convince him to come and perform the groundbreaking ceremony for the dual carriage way.”

The governor who hinted that the design of the seaport is ongoing further added: “Tentatively, by 15th of this month, I should have the feasibility report on the project. By October, we should begin the actual construction of the seaport. For the road, I see that starting in two weeks. However, I just have to delay the commencement in order to get His Excellency, President Muhammad Buhari’s approval to come for the groundbreaking ceremony.”

On the cost of the project, Ayade, while admitting it was huge, however said: “The project is very expensive, but only expensive as the mind conceives it to be expensive. But the good thing is that I have got very good colleagues of mine who are excited and eager to key into the project. I already have the equipment for the pilling work and I am donating the services of my own company to the state at no cost. Accordingly, the cost is going to be cut down by half.”

Continuing, the governor said: “We are adopting creative means to minimize the use of third party contractors and stay within the infrastructure components of the project.

“The agenda we set is to build a seaport with an evacuation route. And once we do that, of course, the entire economy of the state will change. Also the dependency on the center for sustenance will also dramatically change. So far everybody in the state is keying into to the projects because they know the huge spin offs from them.”

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8 commentsOn Buhari To Flag-Off Construction Of Super Highway In Cross River

  • ukelina philipjohn

    I strongly believe dat is a very good move by his excellency and I pray dat may d almighty God continue 2 give him d wisdom 2 help our people and should not listen 2 evil people with their evil thoughts.

  • Well it a brilliant idea to think of it, please ur excellency kindly revisit those legacy Donald left behind which include CRUTECH, The Range, Tinapa, etc . Thanks

  • nice one sai baba

  • The Obudu Black Gold (proff Sen Ben Begioshuye Ayade)creativity is your second name may God help your intension.People must talk you will cross when get there,Follow yourself.

  • olatunji yaseer olawale


  • Don’t worry prof, even if u award the contract to your self n deliver at aproprsite time, no wahala. Even if it back fire n u have record ur are a free a man. Don’t forget CRUTECH

  • This is good news.i read the Governor inaugural speech and I would say it was the most inspiring of all the inaugural speeches on that day.cross river state cannot be a tourist haven when the roads leading in and out of the state are in deplorable state.best wishes.

  • I can understand His Excellency, Senator Ayade’s zeal, but he must not be in a hurry, every due process red tapes must be met. Using your company/resources to “save the State money” may backfire tommorrow. Detractors will surely spin it around to make it look like Ayade awarded the contract to himself.

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