June 10, 2009

Imoke gives facelift to Calabar Millennium Park

CALABAR—To create a busy nightlife at the popular Millenium Park in metropolitan Calabar, Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State, has directed that a befitting restaurant be built at the park.

He also directed that spotlights be placed at strategic spots at the park to beam light at the huge Nigerian flag and plaques at the park.

He spoke while inspecting projects which saw him and some members of the executive council visiting Bakassi, Akpabuyo, and Calabar Municipality local government areas.

The tour commenced with the inspection of construction work of the 10.6 kilometre Esighi-Ikang-Urua Inyang Road and the 8.5 kilometre portion of the 12 kilometre Ifiang Usung-Nfiang-Oyong Road, leading to the river bordering Cameroun.

The projects were all undertaken by the Rural Development Agency (RUDA) in Bakassi local government area as well as the Urua Okpo Ituk-Esuk Mba Road Shell Road and Urua Oyom Road in the same area.

At Akpabuyo, the governor inspected the comprehensive intervention and renovation work at  Community Secondary School, Ikot Ewa, which covers the redesigning of classroom blocks, science and computer laboratories to meet the Cross River standard in education being one of the 60 schools earmarked by the state government in the first phase across the state.

Explaining the slow pace of work at the site, the state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Offiong E. Offiong, informed the governor that work at the school was slowed down because students were writing their final examinations, while the desks were to be supplied when the buildings were completed. He was asked by the governor to immediately call contractors back to site.

Governor Imoke later inspected renovation work at Comprehensive High School , Akwa Ikot Efanga, and directed that the intersecting road through the school be diverted in order to avoid disturbance during school hours.

Other places visited in the area included Ikot Oyom market-Esuk Mba Road, the proposed site for public/civil servants housing scheme and its road network and the reconstructed Idundu bridge across Kwa River .