Akwa Ibom: Gov Eno To Inaugurate 60 Metres Obot Akara Bridge On Thursday

The governor of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Umo Eno will on Thursday, May 16, 2024, inaugurate the 60 metres Nto-Ideh -Ikot Amba Bridge and the 800metres Approach road project in Obot Akara Local government Area of the state.

The project flagged off in 2021 by the former governor, Udom Emmanuel was completed by the present governor within one year in office.

The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Eno on Research and Documentation, Dr. Essien Ndueso in a preinaugrtaion briefing with Journalists in Uyo said the completed bridge and road would bring succor to the people of Obot Akara considering the untold hardship they had suffered in the past.

He said the completion of the project was in fulfilment to the campaign promise of governor Eno to the people of Obot Akara revealing that the governor has assured of his commitments to complete projects inherited from the previous administration.

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His words, “Before the immediate past governor left office in May 2023 that project had reached up to about sixty per cent execution.So tomorrow (Thursday) governor Umo Eno would be in Obot Akara Local government to commission that Bridge.

“And Pastor Umo Eno during his campaigns had promised that he would complete all those projects that his predecessor didn’t finish before leaving office for the benefit of Akwa Ibom people.

“So it is a thing of joy for us that that bridge in Obot Akara Local government is one of the inherited projects he has completed within his one year in office. And don’t forget that Rural development is the second leg of governor Umo Eno’s ARISE Agenda.

“This is not the first road project that this governor has set out to execute in Obot Akara Local government area. We also have the Usaka road project with two bridges.”

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The governor’s Aide noted that the 24 kilometers Uyo- airport Expansion road was among other major road projects that governor Eno inherited which has also been completed.

According to him the road which was designed to ensure there would be no much traffic on the road leading to the Airport would be commissioned in May 25, 2024.

Speaking at the Nto-Ideh -Ikot Amba Bridge and road project, the Managing Director of Seyang Nigeria Ltd, Mr Itoro Inyang disclosed that the Bridge portion is 60meters span reinforced concrete bridge piled to a depth of 23meters.

Narrating his experiences before the construction of the bridge, the village youth president, IniObong Joseph said, “before now, passing across the bridge was always frightening that some people preferred to pay canoe drivers to take them across. We have lost upto five lives in that place and we thank God that today we have our bridge. May God bless the governor for us.”