Mark’s aide lauds FG for dam project in Cross River

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KAKWAGOM – An aide to Senate President, Victor Abang, has commended the Federal Government for building the 140-hectare Buya-Kakwagom Dam (Kuan Dam) in Kakwogom, Cross River.

Abang, Special Assistant, Public Affairs Office of Senate President, made the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kakwagom.

He spoke on sidelines of a reception organised by the community in honour of the Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, who was on an inspection tour of projects in the senatorial district.

Abang said that when completed, N747.9 million hydro-electric generating dam, would improve living standard of the residents of Boki Local Government Area of the state.

He said: “I am from Boki and have been privileged to see these projects on paper.

“This tour is very revealing because it has gone further to dispel rumour and lies told about this project before now,” he said.

He also lauded efforts of Ndoma-Egba who represents Cross River Central in the senate, noting that he attracted the project to the area.

“Principally, job of a legislator is to make laws, but Ndoma-Egba has done more than that and we are grateful to him,” he said.

supervisor of the project, Mr Solomon Yakubu, said that with steady financial backing, the project would be completed soon.

Yakubu said that the contract for the dam project which was awarded in 2008 would, however, require some variations.

Ndoma-Egba, who said he was impressed with the state of work in the dam, added that he was optimistic that the project would be completed on time.

“Ours is to do everything humanly possible to ensure that the project is funded; I hope that we will be able to complete the project this year.

“This is to ensure that the people of the catchment community can begin to derive the benefits of this project.

“This is one big project I attracted, apart from the trans-African Highway and the Calabar-Oban-Nsan road.

“This dam is a regional project because it will serve a cluster of communities,” he said. (NAN)