By UbongAbasi Ise
The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has stated point blank that there would be no compensation for illegal structures erected on the marked portion for road construction. The Governor, who was represented by the State Commissioner for Works, Akparawa Ephraim Inyang-eyen, made this known Wednesday during the flag-off ceremony of the 12.15km Oboyo Ikot Ita-Ikot Akpan Abia road in Nsit Ibom local government area.
The governor warned the indigenes of the area to desist from act of creating hindrances to the road construction, as well as erecting illegal structures on marked portion as they would be demolished without compensation.
He gave the assurance that the road project, which traverses nine group of villages which include Ikot Akpan Abia, Ikot Ekoi, Ikot Akpaedu, Oboyo Ikot Ita, Obo Atai, Mbiakot, Ikot Ebuk, Obio Etuk, Ikot Enwene, and Enen Nsit, is expected to be ready in 12 months time.
The governor explained that the road which is 12.15km long, 7.3m wide with a 30m span bridge, will feature drains on both sides, and at the end, an asphalt drain will be done down to the stream to control flood in the area.
He maintained that his government is fully committed to the construction of the road, assuring that work will commence in earnest as he has released funds for contractors to mobilize themselves to the site.
Governor Udom Emmanuel further promised the indigenes more laudable projects in the area.
While describing Nsit Ibom as a strategic local government between Uyo and Eket Senatorial Districts, Mr. Emmanuel said Oboyo Ikot Ita-Ikot Akpan Abia road would link Eket without necessarily going through the usual road