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 Sen Ita Enang a former Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs has rated the Buhari administration high on infrastructure development in Nigeria He said this during a facility tour of the Calabar Itu Ikot Ekpene Road with some journalists on Monday According to Enang Buhari has shown commitment in completion of projects especially Calabar Itu Ikot Ekpene Highway He said that the contract sum for the project was about N185 billion Out of this the SERMATECH Nig Ltd has N79 billion while Julius Berger has N54 billion and N52 billion to China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation CCECC he said He said that the 87 kilometre road which linked Cross River Akwa Ibom and Abia was being funded by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation NNPC through a tax credit at a cost N185 billion Enang who inspected the project from the Mbak Obio Itam axis in Akwa Ibom to the Ayadehe Bridge expressed hope that Buhari would inaugurate it before leaving office in 2023 We are anxious that Mr President is committed to delivering most of the projects including this one he is going to deliver the second Niger Bridge and this road is going to be a great part of it We are working toward it Mr President will personally inaugurate this road for Akwa Ibom Cross River and Abia people We are impressed by the work we see SERMATECH and the extent they have gone on the bridge and their relationship with the community Enang said On the issue of compensation Enang said the Akwa Ibom and Cross Rivers Governments have shown commitment to paying the compensation to property owners on the road He urged the state governments to ensure that there were no delays in the road construction According to Enang the President was addressing all challenges confronting the nation He urged the people of Akwa Ibom and all Nigerians to vote for All Progressives Congress APC candidates in the 2023 general elections We are here telling the people of Akwa Ibom and Cross River that Buhari has delivered on his campaign promises on infrastructure and other key areas We are having challenges on the economy and we are addressing it according to the world parameters We all know the price of crude oil and the level of inflation The President is addressing all these challenges and we are urging Akwa Ibom people and all Nigerians to vote for APC in the 2023 general elections he said The site agent of SERMATECH Nigeria Ltd Mr Joe Ukpata said pilling and other work on four bridges on the road were at advanced stage and would be completed in 2022 Ukpata said SERMATECH was in charge of 28 6 kilometres of the road adding that for the section it was handling the quality of work was okay The longest bridge is 260 metres the piling work has been completed and we are moving to Ayadehe Bridge which is more than 50 per cent completed We are sure that three of the bridges will be fully delivered this year while the Calabar Bridge will be done during the dry season because piling work can only be done during the dry season We are making sure that everything is quality top notch as an indigenous company competing with giants We know that we will be easily assessed Ukpata said NewsSourceCredit NAN
Former presidential aide rates Buhari high on infrastructure

Ita Enang

Sen. Ita Enang, a former Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, has rated the Buhari administration high on infrastructure development in Nigeria.

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Itu-Ikot Ekpene Road

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He said this during a facility tour of the Calabar-Itu-Ikot Ekpene Road with some journalists on Monday.

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Calabar-Itu-Ikot Ekpene Highway

According to Enang, Buhari has shown commitment in completion of projects, especially Calabar-Itu-Ikot Ekpene Highway.

He said that the contract sum for the project was about N185 billion.

Julius Berger

“Out of this, the SERMATECH Nig. Ltd has N79 billion, while Julius Berger has N54 billion and N52 billion to China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC),” he said.

Cross River

He said that the 87 kilometre road which linked Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Abia was being funded by the  Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) through a tax credit at a cost N185 billion.

Mbak Obio Itam

Enang, who inspected the project from the Mbak Obio Itam axis in Akwa Ibom to the Ayadehe Bridge, expressed hope that Buhari would inaugurate it before leaving office in 2023.

Niger Bridge

“We are anxious that Mr President is committed to delivering most of the projects including this one, he is going to deliver the second Niger Bridge and this road is going to be a great part of it.

Akwa Ibom

“We are working toward it; Mr President will personally inaugurate this road for Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Abia people.

“We are impressed by the work we see SERMATECH and the extent they have gone on the bridge and their relationship with the community,” Enang said.

Akwa Ibom and Cross Rivers Governments

On the issue of compensation, Enang said the Akwa Ibom and Cross Rivers Governments have shown commitment to paying the compensation to property owners on the road.

He urged the state governments to ensure that there were no delays in the road construction.

According to Enang, the President was addressing all challenges confronting the nation.

Akwa Ibom

He urged the people of Akwa Ibom and all Nigerians to vote for All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates in the 2023 general elections

Akwa Ibom and Cross River

“We are here telling the people of Akwa Ibom and Cross River that Buhari has delivered on his campaign promises on infrastructure and other key areas.

“We are having challenges on the economy and we are addressing it according to the world parameters.

We all know the price of crude oil and the level of inflation.

Akwa Ibom

“The President is addressing all these challenges and we are urging Akwa Ibom people and all Nigerians to vote for APC in the 2023 general elections,” he said.

Nigeria Ltd

The site agent of  SERMATECH Nigeria Ltd, Mr Joe Ukpata, said pilling and other work on four bridges on the road were at advanced stage and would be completed in 2022.

Ukpata said SERMATECH was in charge of 28.6 kilometres of the road, adding that for the section it was handling, the quality of work was okay.

Ayadehe Bridge

“The longest bridge is 260 metres the piling work has been completed and we are moving to Ayadehe Bridge which is more than 50 per cent completed.

Calabar Bridge

“We are sure that three of the bridges will be fully delivered this year, while the Calabar Bridge will be done during the dry season because piling work can only be done during the dry season.

“We are making sure that everything is quality, top notch as an indigenous company competing with giants.

We know that we will be easily assessed,” Ukpata said.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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