2024 budget will address bad roads in C’River, A’Ibom, says Akpabio



Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, has assured citizens of Cross River and Akwa Ibom states that priority has been given in the nation’s 2024 budget to address precarious road infrastructure in the two sister states.

Akpabio gave the assurance while speaking with journalists at Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar, upon his arrival at the Cross River capital city for the thanksgiving service of Senator Asuquo Ekpenyong of Cross River Southern Senatorial District.

On the harrowing experiences by motorists on the Calabar-Itu Federal Highway, the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, said Nigeria’s 2024 budget reflects the intention of the Senate, under him, to touch the lives of Cross River Akwa Ibom citizens.

The Senate President, an alumnus of University of Calabar, said he was home to congratulate Governor Bassey Otu on his victories, the latest being the Appeal Court’s affirmation of his election.

He said: “I am also here because of my senators. The three senators from Cross River State are very supportive of my leadership in the Senate, especially my younger brother, distinguished Senator Asuquo Ekpenyong, who would, Saturday, be thanking God for his child, family and victory at the polls.”

The Senate president was received by a state government delegation, led by the Deputy Governor, Peter Odey, Senator Asuquo Ekpenyong, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Elvert Ayambem, All Progressives Congress (APC) state Chairman, Alphonsus Eba, members of the State Executive Council, among others.