The Niger Delta Development Commission has ordered the immediate rehabilitation of the Itu-Calabar Road, traversing Cross River and Akwa-Ibom.
The NDDC Acting Managing Director, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, made this known in statement by her Special Adviser on Media, Mr Bekee Anyalewechi,in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
Semenitari gave the order when she led a team of directors and engineers of the commission for an on-the-spot assessment of the failed portions of the road.
She said the Odukpaini section of the road in Cross River had been washed away by flood.
“This has made trucks with food items, petroleum products and even stones from the numerous quarries to pack up by the road.
“Several stretches of the road have become impassable to vehicular activity as travellers have had to spent several days on the spots,” she said.
The managing director said the commission had received “a Save Our Soul”, visited the road and saw that several sections of the road built in 1976, had collapsed.
She directed all the directors and engineers at the headquarters to relocate to the site and rehabilitate the failed portions.
She said that the rehabilitation was expected to last for two weeks.