Member representing Boki II State Constituency in the Cross River House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Hilary Bisong has told the State Governor, Sen. Ben Ayade to use part of the N5 billion First Bank loan approved yesterday by the Assembly to rehabilitate rural roads in the state.
Speaking on the floor of the House today, July 10th, Rt. Hon. Bisong advised the governor to ensure rehabilitation of rural roads in the state formed the “unforseen obligations of government” reason withwhich His Excellency is borrowing.
Bisong who was reacting to Hon. Cynthia Nkasi’s motion of urgent public interest calling on the governor to rehabilitate Yahe-Wanakom-Wanihem-Benue Border Road pointedly noted that the House of Assembly yesterday approved for the governor to borrow N5 billion from First Bank Plc to offset pension arrears and also fix “unforseen obligations of government”, advising His Excellency to ensure that the “unforseen obligations of government” were rehabilitation of rural roads in the state.
“Mr. Speaker, yesterday the House approved for the governor to borrow N5 billion from First Bank. We were told that the loan was to pay pensions and also to take care of unforseen obligations of government. I want to believe that these unforseen obligations are roads rehabilitation,” Bisong emphasized.
The Boki II Member of Parliament further admonished the Executive Arm of government in the state to do the needful in returning contractors to site; noting that some of the roads had long been awarded but that contractors, for whatever reason chose to abandon work on site.