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Udom to deliver over 128km road projects for OrukAnam council

By Isaac Job

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has said that more than 128km road projects would be delivered to the people of OrukAnam local area before the end of his administration in May 2023.

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

Emmanuel who was represented by his Special Assistant on Research and Documentation Mr Essien Ndueso said the road infrastructures were massively constructed.

“This is the first time in Akwa Ibom state that the governor went out to execute projects in all the local government areas in the state.

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

“There are other intervention projects by the state government in the State University. This includes facilities in the Department of Mass Communication and Faculty of Agriculture.”

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

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

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

” Some parts of the road are completed especially the axis close to the OrukAnam council Secretariat”.

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

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

Other road projects visited by Governor are 4.94km road at Ikot Ibritam to Ibesit with solar-powered street lights, phase 3 Abak Nsehe Ikot Ekara which he said is ready for use.

” When people are asking where is the 13 percent oil derivation windfall? We would reply them with evidence of landmark projects scattered throughout the 31 local government areas in the state ” he said.

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