By Nsan Ndoma-Neji, Calabar
In line with his promise to the people of his constituency to make life meaningful if he is given the privilege represent them at the upper chamber of the National Assembly, the senator representing Cross River North senatorial district, Senator Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe, on Saturday flagged-off 67-kilometre roads in Yala, Ogoja and Bekwarra communities at the cost of N1.4 billion.
Flagging-off the road project at Alifokpa community in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State, Jarigbe stated that his constituents deserve nothing but the best, promising to attract more dividends of democracy to the people.
The lawmaker stated that the 65-kilometer Alifokpa-Yache road in Yala was awarded at N1.4 billion by the Ministry of Works.
While commending the people of the senatorial district for throwing their weight solidly behind him when he needed them, Jarigbe said, “I am at the National Assembly to serve you and protect your interest and welfare. I am happy for the construction of the Alifokpa-Yache road, because it will aid economic activities for both the Yala and the Benue people as the road is connected from Yache to the boarder of Benue State.
“The benefiting communities in Yala and Benue are all agrarian in nature and with this road, farm products would easily be evacuated and it would also impact positively on the lives of the people. For me, better things are ahead and we shall conquer.
“The Ikaptang-Afrike road, which connects both Bekwarra and Ogoja local government areas is a 2-kilometer road that would assist the people of Afrike in Bekwarra to be able to convey their goods to Ishabor town in Ogoja, where they mostly do their businesses; just as the Ishiborri people would also access the road too to Afrike.”
The 65-kilometre roads project is executed by Messrs RCES International Nigeria Limited.
In an eulogy to the National Assembly lawmaker, the people thanked Senator Jarigbe for the lofty projects attracted to the constituency.
Speaking through a community leader from Ishiborri, Chief Anthony Monjok, the people said, “Our son, Senator Jarigbe, has never disappointed us since he went to National Assembly.
“Jarigbe has not only attracted people-oriented projects, as we have seen today, but has empowered thousands of youths, women, farmers and traders across the zone with various skills.
“We, therefore call on him to continue to bring more dividends to us so that by 2023 we shall send him back to the Senate.”