Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Rivers to Spend N21 Billion On Trans-Kalabari Road

Port Harcourt — Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi says N21 billion would be needed for the construction of the Trans-Kalabari road, the major road project of his administration in the Kalabari-speaking area of the State.

He said contract for the road has been re-awarded to Lubrik Construction Company (LCC).

He stated this during a Town Hall Meeting with the people of Asari-Toru Local Government Area of the state at the Kings National College Field, Buguma.

"Trans-Kalabari road is coming. We have awarded the contract to Lubrik for N21 billion.We will do the roads according to importance. The most important road for me is the Trans-Kalabari road and the money is heavy, N21 billion, allow me focus on that road first, then we can talk about the other roads".

He said his administration has been working on completing old projects in Asari-Toru Local Government Area and congratulated the Kalabari people and the youths for being peace-loving and stopping kidnapping and other criminal activities as foreign contract workers now do their job undisturbed.

The governor said his administration would reclaim more land from the rivers in Buguma and finish up land reclamation already going on in Abalama Community in Asari-Toru Local Government Area.

Governor Amaechi assured the people of government preparedness to fully furnish the 10 model primary schools in the area and complete the model secondary school in Buguma.

Three general hospitals to serve as referral points are to be built in each senatorial zone, according to the Governor.

Governor Amaechi promised to build skills acquisition centre in Asari-Toru to train the youth on various skills to keep them engaged.

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