Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Experts tasked to speed East-West road project

08 April 2016, 21:42

Abuja - The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru Usani, has directed a team of experts to analyse the design of the fifth section of the East-West Road project.

The directive comes three weeks before commencement of work on the project that runs from Oron in Akwa Ibom State to Calabar in Cross River State.

The team comprises of experts in the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, consultants of the project and representatives of the state governments.

Also read: Gay marriages responsible for world's problems - Kanamani

Usani said the Ministry could not afford any further delays in delivering the project to the end-users, given its inherent benefits to the people. The Minister gave the directive at the just-ended stakeholders meeting on the extension of the East-West Road Project.

The Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs organized the meeting in Abuja.

“This Confab has been organised in the interest of the people who are stakeholders; we are here as a government living on very meagre resources to achieve results,” he said.

Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Claudius Omoleye Daramola, expressed happiness the initial four sections of the East-West Road Project from Warri (Delta State) to Oron were almost   completed. He reiterated that the award of section five of the road from Oron to Calabar which was the subject of this forum was part of the success story of this flagship project.

Initiated in 2006, the US$1,5 billion East-West Road Project is a very strategic road connecting the country’s tow busiest and foremost commercial cities, Port Harcout (Rivers State) and Warri.

- CAJ News


Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...