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Gov. Otu visits Calabar South’s ongoing road construction and pledges improved infrastructure

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His Excellency Bassey Otu, the governor of Cross River State, visited the construction site of a 2-kilometer road network in the Nyong Edem neighborhood of Calabar South in order to evaluate the status of important infrastructure projects. Locals were thrilled by the governor’s visit, and he recognized the cheers of the jubilant crowd that had assembled to welcome him.

Gov. Otu visits Calabar South's ongoing road construction and pledges improved infrastructure

Governor Otu expressed his gratitude for the high caliber of work completed and the significant advancements made in the ongoing road development. He emphasized the dedication of his administration to provide first-rate infrastructure, saying, “We are determined to making sure that our state obtains the best in terms of growth. I wanted to see the development firsthand, therefore my being here today is proof of that dedication.

Gov. Otu visits Calabar South's ongoing road construction and pledges improved infrastructure

The governor explained his decision to personally visit the project site and stated, “Surprise visits like this will be done to all active project sites, to guarantee that contractors adhere to the highest standards and do not sacrifice quality in order to maximize profits. We are committed to ensuring that the project is carried out in accordance with global best practices and requirements.

In addition, Governor Otu reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to expanding the state’s road system, showcasing his consistent commitment to improve the nation’s transportation system as a whole.

The Commissioner for Works, Honorable Pius Ankpo, led the governor throughout the inspection and gave him information on the building process. He explained that the 9-inch-thick, 2-kilometer concrete road was expertly constructed in strict accordance with the governor’s instructions and adhered to the necessary requirements. Ankpo assured that the project would be completed on schedule and that “we are committed to finishing this project within the stipulated timeframe, enabling road users to start enjoying the benefits of this new road.”

Gov. Otu visits Calabar South's ongoing road construction and pledges improved infrastructure

Residents of the neighborhood thanked Governor Otu for his visit, praising it as a unique deed that demonstrates the governor’s pro-active style of leadership. “Watching a state governor leave his office and come to visit us here in Calabar South is incredibly encouraging. A state governor has never before stepped foot on our street. The locals have gathered to welcome him, as you can see. The area’s Chief Ekpenyong Ibok said, “While he’s here to monitor the construction progress, this visit carries enormous significance for us and we appreciate him for giving us with an improved road.

The governor’s visit demonstrates his dedication to open government, successful project completion, and ongoing improvement of crucial infrastructure in Cross River State.


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