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

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

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

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

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

He said: “I am Boki and have been privileged see these paper.

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

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

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

The supervisor of the project, Mr Solomon Yakubu, said that 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 the of work in the dam, added that he was optimistic that the project would be completed on .

“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 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)