There is a general feeling of excitement in Cross River State as the state gets set to host President Muhammed Buhari on Monday, September 21.
President Buhari is visiting the state to flag off the construction of the 260km Calabar-Katsina-Ala Super Highway.
The road is to serve as the evacuation route for another project, the Bakassi Deep Seaport.
Both the super highway and the sea port are estimated to cost about N700 billion.
The highway, will also run from Calabar through Ikom to Obudu and terminate at Benue State, is expected to ease transportation difficulties faced by motorists and travellers alike.
In a statement signed by The Special Assistant on Media/Chief Press Secretary to Governor, Mr. Christian Ita, said on completion, the super highway would serve as the evacuation route for the seaport.
Ita stated that the major geo-technical studies have been carried out on the other signature project , the Bakassi Deep Seaport.
He said the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, conveyed the President’s acceptance to perform the ceremony in a letter to the governor.
The letter read: “I write to inform you that President Muhammadu Buhari, has acceded to your request. Mr. President will perform the ground breaking of the 240km Super Highway dual carriage road from Calabar to Northern Nigeria.”
When completed, the road will reduce travel time from Calabar to Obudu Ranch Resort from six to two hours.
Meanwhile, the President has extended his heartfelt condolences to the families, relations and friends of the Nigerian victims of the crane accident in Mecca on Friday which claimed many lives. He commiserated with the governments and people of Kaduna, Katsina and Gombe states from which pilgrims who lost their lives came from.
Culled from Vanguard Need and Talk Glutz