PRESIDENT Muhammed Buhari is to visit Cross Rivers State today to kick off the construction of 260 kilometre six-lane super highway in Calabar, the state capital.
Already, the State governor, Ben Ayade, has restated government’s readiness to host the President.
Speaking during his inspection of ongoing preliminary works at the site of the groundbreaking ceremony Ayade said: “The President’s visit to Cross River is an epoch one because it represents the fact that he will identify with any state that has a clear vision, irrespective of party line or political calculations as much as you do all that fits into his core values.”
The Governor added: “The President confirmed that he is not just coming, but to him, it is a home-coming because he was one of the few generals that fought for the emancipation of Gakem, Bekwarra Local Government Area during the civil war and has traversed all that terrains. So, it is a terrain that he knows very well and he understands the value of our proposed projects and that is why he is personally committed to its actualization.”