The President-General of Cross River and Ebonyi Youth Peace Development Movement (CREBYPDM), Barr. Paschal Nwenyi, has called on the federal government to construct the Ojon Ukwu-Mango Ogurude Federal Road.
Nwenyi made the call on Saturday in Abakiliki while briefing journalists on the activities marking the 5 years anniversary of ceasefire by youths of both states.
It was learned that the road which is presently not motorable has not received government attention since the creation of both states.
He explained that the poor condition of the road which link the people of Ugurude in Obubura local government area of Cross River and their sister Communities in Abakiliki and Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi State has made it difficult for indigenes in both border to transport their agricultural produces to nearby markets.
“This Ojon Ukwu-Mango Ogurude federal Road connect the people of Ebonyi State in Abakiliki and Ikwo to other neighbouring Communities such as Ugurude in Obubura local government area.
“Therefore the road is very important to the two sister states to easy the transportation of agricultural produces.
“So having known the importance of the road, we therefore appeal to the Federal government to construct the Ojon Ukwu-Mango Ogurude federal Road.
“The road is not motorable and has denied the people in that area the access of transporting their agricultural produces to a nearby market essentially rice and yam”,he explained.
CREBYPDM President further tasked the youths from both states to remain resolute towards the achieved peace.