Summary of Roads Construction in Akwa Ibom, Roads in Oro not included

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Marshall Abia|22 December 2016 The Honourable Commissioner for Works, Mr Ephraim Inyangeyen has assured Akwa Ibom people that no fewer than nine major roads would be commissioned as part of activities to mark Gov. Udom Emmanuel’s two years in office come May 29, 2017. He stated this while inspecting some of the underlisted projects;
1. Dualization of Uyo – Etinan road by Julius Berger
2. Construction of 6.41KM  Nto Edino – Ekwere Azu road with two 45m span bridges in Obot Akara by Seyang Ltd.
3. Construction of 14.1KM Ini – Arochukwu road by Peculiar Construction
4. Construction of 39.4KM  Eket – Ibeno road by CCEC
5. Dualization of 29KM Etinan – Ndon Eyo road by Wizchino Engineering Ltd.
6. Construction of 12.742KM Awa Iman – Asong – Ikot Edim – Ikot Emem road with two bridges in Onna and Mkpat Enin Local Government Areas.
7. Construction of 10.8KM Awa – Nkana road and 2.3KM ancillary roads in Awa, Onna by VKS Construction Company.
8. Construction of 13. 5KM Ikot Ebere – Ikot Edor – Ikot Iko Ibon – Okom road and Akpabom – Ikwe road in Mkpat Enin by BJCC.
9. Nung Ukim road in Ikono by Hensek It appears Onna and Mkpat Enin Local Government Areas are mostly favoured in this ongoing construction/dualization. Here is the case of charity begins at home visibly playing out. Surprisingly, most of these roads have no economic importance to the state. No apology! To show the conspicuously, splashy, bodacious, kenspeckle hate blatantly exhibited by His Excellency Deacon Udom Gabriel Emmanuel towards Oro nation, not even a single two feet lane is approved for construction let alone dualization anywhere in Oro or something close to Oro by commission or omission. Did Oro not support this government tooth and nail? What are the indices for the non-inclusion of Oro nation in the Akwa Ibom projects? Is the total number of votes in Onna greater than five massively populated Local Government Areas of ORO NATION combined? Is there no road this government has considered in Oron, Mbo, Urue Offong Oruko, Okobo and Udung Uko to be constructed or dualized? Whatever is the yardstick of this government for the award of those contracts excluding the oil rich oro nation is very demoralizing and unpardonable. I am afraid Udom is wrong! Marshal Abia
Is a Social Commentator