Friday, 6 September 2019


It would be recalled that last Tuesday, I made a post to draw the attention of the Sir Ben Ayade-led Cross River State Government to the about 25 tippers and other construction equipments parked along the Okuku-Okpoma-Yahe road by the Sydney Construction Company, the company handling the road project without workers on site for over a week and counting.

The post which was more of a rhetoric question, was to know whether the workers were on strike or there were challenges with the construction firm. This is because, the tippers had been stationed on same spot for such long period without any activities. The post generated many of reactions, in support and against the state government.

Though no tangible response came from any government official or governor's aide or officials of the company, the bad news is that the night of the next day (last Wednesday night), the whole tippers were evacuated and driven away from where there have been stationed for closed to two or three weeks.

This latest development has dashed the hope of our people on the commitment of the state government to quickly fix the road and has further raised curious questions begging for answers. Has the road reconstruction project been abandoned? When will the construction firm commence work again???

One would have thought that, the Okuku-Okpoma-Yahe Road would have been given top priority attention, which should be as one of the achievements of the state government as our digital governor is making 100 days in office today. Painfully it is not.

This is still a hearty appeal to our digital Governor and all well meaning Yala sons and daughters close to the corridors of power in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

Please friends, dear brothers and sisters, join me appeal to HE, Sir Ayade to put action to his campaign promises to Yala people and order the commencement of work on the road.