Federal government express commitment to fixing damaged Calabar-Itu road before yuletide

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The Federal Government has assured that it would put in place palliative measures to ensure that the badly damaged Calabar-Itu road is motorable during the forthcoming yuletide.

The Senior Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang dropped the hint at the weekend after an inspection of the Calabar-Itu road.

Enang said the palliative measures became necessary due to hardship travelers encounter on a daily basis especially with the upcoming Christmas season and New Year season.

He disclosed that several intervention agencies of the Federal Government have agreed to collaborate to make the highway passable and comfortable.

Enang stated that contract sum of 54 billion naira was awarded to Julius Berger, which covers about 22 kilometers of the road, beginning from Mbak Obio Itam to Odukpani, adding that 7 billion naira has been paid and that another round of sum would be paid to enable them return to the site.