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President Buhari To Flag Off Super Highway Construction In Cross River Monday

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BEVERLY HILLS, September 14, (THEWILL) – President Muhammed Buhari will next Monday perform the ground breaking ceremony of the 260km Super Highway in Cross River State, a statement from the office of the Governor of the state said Monday.

The Highway is one of two signature projects of the Ayade administration, the Special Assistant on Media/Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ben Ayade, Mr. Christian Ita, said, adding that major geo-technical studies have been carried out on the other signature project, the Bakassi Deep Seaport.‎ Upon completion, the Super Highway will serve as the evacuation route for the Seaport.

The statement quoted the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, as conveying the president's acceptance to perform the ceremony in a letter to the Governor.

“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,” Mr. Kyari wrote, according to the statement.

When completed, the road will reduce travel time from six hours to two hours from Calabar to Obudu Ranch Resort.

The statement quoted the statement Ayade as urging the people of the state to turn out in their numbers and give the President a rousing welcome.

“The President has once again demonstrated that he is indeed, the President for all. He is a statesman, who has broken all records as he strives to bring development to every part of the country irrespective of political leanings, ” the governor said.