Gov. Otu took over a Cross River state with an empty treasury, according to the Commissioner.

Ankpo Edet, the Works and Infrastructure Commissioner in Cross River, mentioned that despite inheriting crumbling infrastructure and an empty treasury, the current government has made significant progress with its efforts to revitalize urban areas.

During a press briefing in Calabar last Wednesday, the commissioner announced that numerous road projects are currently underway throughout the state, with a focus on Calabar city and its surrounding areas.

“The level of infrastructure decay we met on ground was such that I was confused as a commissioner when I went round Calabar upon resumption.

“I am happy to announce that we have done a lot in rehabilitating most of these roads in spite of the Sen. Bassey Out-led administration meeting empty treasury.

“Just like we had in Calabar Municipality and Calabar South, so were there several unmotorable roads in Cross River North and Cross River Central,” he said.