The Cross-River State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to speed up processes that will bring about the immediate commencement of construction work on its proposed Bakassi Deep Seaport and the 275 kilometres superhighway projects.
— Olawale Sulaima GCFR (@OlawaleSulaima3) October 11, 2018
Naija News understands that the state governor, Professor Ben Ayade made the appeal yesterday in Calabar when he received the Chairman and members of the Bakassi Deep Seaport Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee in the company of the project Transaction Financial Advisor prior to their 3-Day fact-finding mission to the state.
While addressing the team, the governor lamented over the current financial status of the state following the loss of its oil wells.
He believes the immediate execution of the dream projects will not only boost the state’s economic status but also attract foreign earnings to the country.
Governor Ayade also pleaded with the Federal Government team to rescue the state from its economic woes by taking the assignment as a service to humanity and solicited the full cooperation of all relevant agencies to deliver on the task that will see to the speedy execution of the project.
The governor, therefore, urged the group to live up to expectations in the delivery of the task which according to him, will be beneficial not only to this generation but generations yet unborn.