Pressure Group Storms Cross River Assembly, Decry State Of Roads

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By Ogar Monday; House of Assembly Correspondent

Members of the NGO at the assembly complex
Members of the NGO at the assembly complex

The commissioning of railway projects in Abuja by President Muhammadu Buhari while Cross River state is plagued with decayed road infrastructure, insecurity and unemployment is despicable said the South-South Coalition Solidarity Forum, A Civil Society Group Thursday in Calabar.

About one hundred members of the group bearing placards with several messages and led by its national president, Bassey Umoh stormed the house of assembly complex in Calabar chanting solidarity songs to register their frustrations.

Umoh who addressed the only member on seat, Ugbor Udop decried a situation where all roads leading to the state have become death traps as journeys should take less than an hour, now run into days. He said such a scenario has a negative impact on the state as investors will be discouraged from investing in the state.

(Left) President South-South Coalition Solidarity Forum Dr. Bassey Umoh and (Right) Hon. Ugbor Ugbor Udop
(Left) President South-South Coalition Solidarity Forum Dr. Bassey Umoh and (Right) Hon. Ugbor Ugbor Udop

Responding, Udop who represents Biase constituency said that the house was not ignorant of the state of roads in Cross River, as most of them ply the routes back to their constituency.

He assured the protesters that their request will be passed to the speaker, as the assembly had before now, thought of writing to the federal government to intimate them of the state of roads in the state.

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