Efio-Ita Nyok|30 June 2017
The Acting President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has fulfilled his 1st June promise of ensuring that the approval of Cross River Governor Ben Ayade's pet project, 240km dual capacity super highway, is expedited as the Federal Ministry of Environment has handed the final copy of the approved Environmental Impact Assessment report to the Cross River State government, signaling what the governor said will be immediate return to site to commence work.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Bukar Hassan, handed the approved EIA report to the Deputy Governor of Cross River state, Professor Ivara Esu, who represented his boss, in Abuja with assurances that the federal government will not renege on its promise to support the state in ensuring the succesful completion of the project.
While reacting to the news of the approval, elated governor Ayade said that he was grateful to both Cross Riverians and his detractors who actually propelled the government to work harder in order to achieve the feat.
"I want to use this opportunity to congratulate Cross Riverians and indeed all the detractors of the super highway for their opposition to the project, which actually propelled us to work harder to achieve this.
"For those who have been worried about where the money will come from, I have insisted repeatedly that that has been taken care of. I want to assure Cross Riverians that equipment is returning to site and work will commence immediately as earlier planned', the governor said.
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