Calabar - President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sept. 21, perform the ground breaking Ceremony for the construction of a 260km highway in Cross River.
This is contained in statement by Mr. Christian Ita, spokesperson to Gov. Ben Ayade, of Cross River, made available to journalists on Monday.
It stated that the Highway is one of the two key projects of the current administration in the state.
"Major geo-technical studies have been carried out on the other project, the Bakassi Deep Seaport.
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"Upon completion, the highway will serve as the evacuation route for the Seaport,’’ it stated.
According to the statement, the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, conveyed the president’s acceptance to perform the ceremony in a letter to Ayade.
"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,” the statement quoted from the letter.
When completed, the road will reduce travel time from Calabar to Obudu Ranch Resort, from six to two hours.