As Governor Emmanuel continues to inaugurate several road projects done in the last one year to mark his third year anniversary in office with pomp and pageantry, Akwa Ibom State Works Commissioner, Mr Ephraim Inyang-eyen has assured that given the pace of the ongoing construction work along the major four dual carriage highways embarked upon by Governor Udom Emmanuel, the projects will be ready by December.
The commissioner who stated this when he led a team of Ministry officials and newsmen to oversee demolition of structures fully compensated for to make way for the completion of the Etinan – Ndon Uyo Road dualization project expressed satisfaction with the progress of work on the dual carriage way.
He specifically cited Etinan-Ndonuyo dual carriage way and Uyo –Ekot Ekpene high way as some of the dual carriage ways in which construction work are nearing their terminal end.
Demolished structures to pave way for the dual carriage ways inspected by Mr. Inyang-eyen on Wednesday
On the Ibom super highway with about 12 lanes bridges and spurs under construction, Mr. Ephraim Inyang-eyen who recalled the strategic importance of Ibom deep sea port to the economy of the state and the country maintained that Governor Emmanuel is desirous of the timely completion of the super highway.
According to the commissioner,“ Ibom super highway is already a reality, as at today we have opened up between10- 12 km of that swamp, it means that the contractor we gave the road have capacity. It means that if he can do 12kilometers within a short period, he can do 55kilometers, the government is irrevocably committed to that project”
On the massive demolition of the buildings, the commissioner said the property on the right of way have been fully paid for to give way for the linking up of Etinan axis of the road to Ikot Akpan Eshiet.
Another demolished structure
“So that we can proceed from IkotAkpann Eshiet to east west road to ensure timely completion of the project,” he said.
The benefitting communities however trooped out during the project tour to express support and appreciation to Governor Udom Emmanuel’s effort at developing solid road infrastructures in rural communities and linking them to the State capital and other urban cities across the state.