Osim Asu disclosed this in an interview in Calabar shortly after inspecting ongoing jobs at Ediba, Federal Housing, Ikot Eyo and some parts of Calabar South.
He maintained that the Ministry remains determined to marry the aspiration of the federal and state governments in the areas of rehabilitation, reconstruction and maintenance of road.
According to the Works Commissioner, “potholes have remain a source of worry on our roads as most at times leads to damage of vehicular objects as well as loss of lives and property”, adding that, “charged by the governor’s directive, we must ensure that what we do, endure and endear so as to stem the tide, while giving the area a befitting outlook “.
Reasoning that unwanted materials on mapped-out potholes have been removed, Osim Asu assured that with the quality of work in place especially on the filling of such areas with stone based before asphalting, the job sites, would take a different shape that would stand the test of time.
The Works Commissioner however enjoined motorists to continue to obey traffic rules while observing the required speed limit in the metropolis, especially as palliative works are ongoing.
“It is the delight of Cross River State to ensure that motorists and other road users continue to enjoy its roads during and after the yuletide”, Osim Asu said, adding that, “we need to be alive to enjoy these benefits, so drive with caution”.
To the citizenry, the Works Commissioner advised them not to mine sand in drainages but to ensure that all hands remain on deck to take ownership of the roads while protecting government infrastructures and maintain good waste disposal.