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Emmanuel to complete 128km road projects

By Ayoyinka Jegede, Uyo
08 December 2022   |   3:39 am
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has said more than 128 km road projects will be completed in OrukAnam Council before the end of his administration in May 2023.

Emmanuel Udom

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has said more than 128 km road projects will be completed in OrukAnam Council before the end of his administration in May 2023.

Speaking at Ikot Ibritam, the headquarters of the Council, on Tuesday, while conducting newsmen round various road project sites, Emmanuel said the projects were at various stages of completion.

The governor, who was represented by his Special Assistant on Research and Documentation, Mr. Essien Ndueso, said: “This is the first time in Akwa Ibom State that a governor went out to execute projects in all councils of the state.

“In OrukAnam Council alone, we have over 128km ongoing road projects. We have 5.1km Martha Udom Emmanuel Road in Obio Akpa to open up the off campus of Akwa Ibom State University linking the host community of the university.”

He said road project in the institution has also tackled floods that ravaged the university before Emmanuel took over as governor in 2015.

Emmanuel also inspected 23.5km Ikot Eka Ideh, Ikot Okoro, Ikot Ibritam road project site, which, he said, was awarded to two contractors; while two bridges on the road were awarded to AMITEK company for speedy completion.

“All the roads have side drains on both sides of the road, being the standard of our road projects. The road will bring improved economic activities in the area,” he added.

Emmanuel also inspected 18.95km Ikot Ibritam, Inen Ekeffe, Ikot Akpan Afaha handled by AYF company to ascertain extent of work done.

He explained that Ikot Akpan Afaha axis of the road has been completed waiting for commissioning.

“When people ask where is the 13 per cent oil derivation windfall? We would reply them with evidence of landmark projects scattered throughout the 31 councils of the state,” he said.