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Calabar-Itu Highway Reconstruction : APC Government Committed To Fulfilling Campaign Promise-Eta


Ntufam Hilliard Eta, APC South South National Vice Chairman 


National Vice Chairman (South South Zone) of the All Progressives Congress,APC Ntufam Hilliard Eta has described Wednesday's approval of the N54billion Calabar-Itu-Ikot Ekpene Highway reconstruction by the Federal Executive Council as a demonstration of the APC led government commitment to religiously fulfil its part of the social contract with the people of the South South Zone of the country. 

Eta who was reacting to news of the approval in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Bassey Ita said the APC leadership under President Muhammadu Buhari had assured the people of the area of fixing basic infrastructures that will improve on their living conditions.

''During the campaigns we had assured of our Government's commitment to improved living conditions through infrastructural development for the people of the South South and Niger Delta as a whole. 

''The approval of the reconstruction work on the Calabar - Itu - Ikot Ekpene Highway is therefore a step in the direction of fulfilling that promise. '' 

According to him, much as political parties canvass for support and  votes from the electorate, it is the duty of the government in power to keep its side ofo the social contract for getting their votes. '' 

He said with this development, President Muhammadu Buhari has further up his integrity rating as a promise keeper adding that the people of the area are eternally grateful to the APC government to support it for optimal and more tangible results. 

Eta expressed the confidence that the highway when completed will boost the socio economic growth and development of the area. 

He recalled that prior to the approval, the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, had remediated the poor condition of the highway. 

Eta however urged the people of the South South and the entire Niger Delta to embrace peace and dialogue as a way of reciprocating the Federal Government's commitment to their welfare.
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