From Judex Okoro, Calabar
Committed to improving the lives of Cross River north senatorial district, Sen Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe has inaugurated a 67 kilometre roads in Yala, Ogoja and Bekwarra communities at the cost of N1.4bn.
Inuagurating the road project at Alifokpa in Yala local governemnt on Saturday, Jarigbe, who represnets the
zone at the Senate, said his constituents deserve nothing but the best and promised to attract more dividends of democracy to the people.
He disclosed that the 65 kilometers Alifokpa-Yache road in Yala was awarded at N1.4billion by the ministry of works.
Commending the people for their tremendous support so far, he said:”I am at the NASS to serve you and protect your interest and welfare. I am happy for the construction of the Alifokpa-Yache road because it will aid economic activities for both the Yala and the Benue people as the road is connected from Yache to the boarder of Benue state.
“The benefiting communities in Yala and Benue are all agrarian in nature and with this road farm products would easily be evacuated and it would also impact positively on the lives of the people. For me, better things are ahead and we shall conquer”
Expalining, he said, “the Ikaptang-Afrike road which connects both Bekwarra and Ogoja local government areas is a 2 kilometer road that would assist
the people of Afrike in Bekwarra to be able to convey their goods to Ishabor town in Ogoja where they mostly do their businesses just as the Ishiborri people would also access the road too to Afrike.”
The 65 k ilometres road project is handled by Messrs RCES International Nigeria LTD.
Commending Sen Jarigbe for also thinking home and about the people, a community leader from Ishiborri, Chief Anthony Monjok, said:”Our son, Sen Jarigbe, has never disappointed us since he went to National Assembly. He has not only attracted people-oriented projects, as we have seen today, but has empowered thousands of youths, women, farmers and traders across the zone with various skills.
“We, therefore call on him to continue to bring more dividends to us so that by 2023 we shall send him back to Senate.