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Cross River plans N1.3tr investment

By Anietie Akpan (Calabar) and Chuwang Emmanuel (Lafia)   |   11 October 2016   |   3:58 am
Ben Ayade

Ben Ayade

• Nasarawa to spend N400m on bridges

Governor Ben Ayade has drawn an ambitious economic ‘road-map’ of about N1.3 trillion for Cross River State.

Ayade stated this at the weekend during a meeting with a cross section of traditional rulers from the 18 local councils of the state who visited him in Calabar, the capital.

He said the projected amount was expected to come from both local and foreign investors who are keen to turn the fortunes of the state economy around in manufacturing, pharmaceutical, aviation, oil and gas and others.

In a similar vein, Nasarawa State government said it would spend over N400 million on the construction of two bridges at Mararaba Orange Market in Karu Local Council.

The Commissioner for Works and Housing, Godwin Danladi-Makeri, who disclosed this yesterday while inspecting the level of work at the project site, said the project was aimed at reducing the hardship of the people plying the road and boosting the socio-economic activities of the people of the area and the state at large.

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