#OtedolaBridge: Arrangements Been Made For Cross River Haulage City – Assembly Speaker, John Gaul

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By Ushang Ewa

The Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Honorable John Lebo (PDP Abi) has said that arrangements are being considered for a public private partnership for the Cross River State haulage city.

Mr. Lebo disclosed this in a tweet while responding to CrossRiverWatch News Editor, Mr. Jonathan Ugbal’s question about what has happened to the haulage city proposed by the Cross River State government to tackle the indiscriminate parking of trucks along major roads in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

The question followed a tweet from CalabarBlog about the Otedola bridge incident in Lagos state where a tanker laden with petroleum products exploded leading to the loss of nine lives and 54 vehicles.

“Before you go about your daily activity, just remember the loaded Tankers constantly parked on the M/M highway in Calabar is a disaster in the waiting,” tweeted CalabarBlog

“One will wonder what is happening to the “haulage city”promised by this administration which even @LeboGaul visited the proposed site with @senatorbenayade in June 2015 before he became speaker,” Mr. Ugbal had tweeted.

And, Mr. Lebo via his handle @LeboGaul tweeted: “The bill has been passed into Law since 2016 under the Greater calabar Law within the ministry of new cities, budgetary provisions has been provided as well. The PPP arrangements is under consideration.”

The haulage city is expected to provide solutions to several challenges faced by operators of heavy duty trucks travelling in and out of Calabar.

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