Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari approves dualisation of a major road linking Ikot Ekpene in Akwa Ibom State and Aba in Abia state. According to Senator Ita Enang, an aide to Muhammadu Buhari, the entire people of the south south have declared their support for President Buhari ahead of 2019.
“Two things the president has done for us today; approving that the road between Ikot Ekpene in Akwa Ibom state and Aba in Abia state be dualised. “The second is that the road from Oron to Calabar, that is the 5th section of the East-West road is going to be awarded and completed; and that is under the Forum on China-African cooperation funding window,” said Senator Enang.
Other road projects
“It runs into hundreds of billions; and runs through the sea and it is to link the entire south south. With these two and all others which have been awarded, the entire people of Akwa Ibom state and south south have declared that they will support the government of president Buhari and APC. We have no doubt that the entirety of south south and south east will be collapsing into APC led by Akwa Ibom,” he added.
According to Enang, the delegation comprises politicians of repute in Akwa Ibom state who have come to show solidarity with Buhari. Enang said that the number of people that had left PDP and crossed over to APC ranging from former legislators, governors, deputy governors, members of the House of Assembly was indicative that the people of the state had pitched tent with Buhari.
Besides, the president had also favourably treated the state in terms of appointments. Meanwhile, the sum of US $130.5m has been approved for three road projects by the federal government. The development was disclosed at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting by the minister of works, power and housing, Babatunde Fashola.