15 June 2011
South-South governors want action on East West road fast-tracked
The governors of the six states in the South-South geopolitical zone rose from their one-day meeting Tuesday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State with a call on the federal government to expedite action on the construction of the coastal and the East-West roads.
A communiqué read by Cross River State governor, Liyel Imoke, who is the chairman of South-South Governors Forum, said the construction of the roads would help to facilitate movement of persons and goods to and out of the littoral states of the federation.
The chief executives of Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Edo, and Delta states reasoned that since a greater chunk of the nation's revenue came from the zone, roads within and out of it should be constructed to compensate for oil spillage and environmental degradation.