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.
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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