From Akpan Etukudo Asare, Calabar
President Muhammadu Buhari has again promised not to neglect any parts of the country with regards to infrastructural development.
He said this in Calabar Friday when he formally commissioned the two kilometres erosion project at the University of Calabar, which was embarked upon by the Ecological Fund Office in the Presidency last year April.
He stressed that no state of the federation will suffer neglect by his government because they belong to a certain political party or geographic locations.
Speaking at the commissioning where he also handed over the erosions and control works project to the university, the minister of science and technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu who represented the president, said that the project was one of the 18 ecological intervention projects across the six geopolitical zones approved by the president for the first quarter of 2017.
He said the project will properly channel waste and flood into a safe discharge point, thereby preventing erosion and flooding within the university community which was their lot before now.
“This project is in keeping with Buhari’s administration’s campaign promise, and the promise that no part of the country with suffer neglect owing to political consideration or geopolitical location”, the minister said.
He also used the opportunity to emphasise that Buhari’s administration’s will co tongue to implement all genuine government policies, agreements and contracts at both national and international levels entered into by preceding governments.
Permanent secretary in the ecological fund office, represented by the director of flood control, Engr Felix Okeke said the project started in April 2017 and was completed in August 2018, adding that it was to illustrate federal government’s determination to confront erosion problems in the country headlong.
Project consultant, Engr Nurudeen Abdulkareem said the work was carried out in four stages and said it would channel all the wastes and flood water into the nearby Qua river.
Gov Ben Ayade represented by his commissioner for information Rosemary Archibong commended the federal government for the purposeful intervention, saying the president has the state much at heart.
Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Zana Akpagu said with the completion of the project, they can now site structural projects around the once dreaded erosion probed areas.