From JUDEX OKORO, Calabar
For over decades now, Cross River State has been noted for its landmark achievements in the areas of tourism, agriculture and rural development. And it was in the light of this that Governor Ben Ayade, at his inauguration on May 29, 2016, promised to execute three signature projects. These are the 260-kilometre Super Highway, Bakssi Deep Sea Port and Garment Factory.
He said the Super Highway was designed to start from a proposed deep sea port at Esighi in Bakassi Local Government, through the Cross River National Park and up to Katsina Ala in Benue State. Experts estimated the project to cost N700 billion or about $3.5 billion.
Six months into Ayade’s administration, President Muhammadu Buhari, on October 20, 2015, performed the ground-breaking ceremony of the project at Akamkpa, based on interim Environmental Impact…
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