‘WE WANT GOOD ROADS, NOT RICE’, C’RIVERIANS URGE GOV BASSEY OTU FOR PALLIATIVES

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By Mercy Emmanuel

Calabar – In a heated discussion on Saturday on the Political X-ray talk show at Sparkling 92.3FM Calabar, a caller, simply identified as Saviour from Calabar South, passionately appealed to Gov Bassey Edet Otu for a unique form of palliative – good roads.

Saviour, echoing the sentiments of many in Calabar South, urged Governor Otu to prioritize the improvement of roads for motorists in the region. He emphatically stated that the citizens’ desired palliative was not in the form of rice or garri but quality road infrastructure.

During the radio breakfast show, Saviour’s plea reflected a common sentiment among Calabar South residents who prioritize accessible and well-maintained roads over traditional relief items.

Dr. McFarlane Ejah, one of the guest speakers on the show, added perspective by noting that palliatives distributed in the state were targeted, primarily reaching specific groups such as the less privileged, orphans, and widows. This acknowledgment underscored the challenges of widespread distribution due to the state’s population.

In response to the caller’s appeal, Governor Otu was urged to heed the voice of the masses and consider investing in road infrastructure as a critical form of palliative. The call highlighted the importance of good roads network for both motorists and pedestrians in enhancing the overall well-being and development of Cross River.

As the conversation continues, Cross Riverians express their hope for an administration that not only listens but acts in the best interest of the people.