Just like bread and butter are said to be complementary commodity, One is also tempted to think that quality road network and security complement each other and are inextricably linked in the chain of development.
Interestingly, non of these two are a rarity whether in the ‘first term Superlative Performance or the second term Completion Agenda’ manifestos of Governor Udom Emmanuel.
It could be recalled that towards the twilight of Mr Emmanuel’s first term administration, Volvo vehicles were distributed to the Akwa Ibom State Command of the Nigerian Police Force to help them sure up things on patrol and allied matters, and that strategic move swam beautifully on the wings of the over one thousand seven hundred kilometers of road which were either under construction or completed at the time of the donation.
These efforts among others, have gone millions of distance in melting the lumps of criminality which hitherto were seen in polka dots around the State, and conversely ushered in peace in massive dimensions.
Going forward, Mr Emmanuel has gone ahead to award the construction of a fly-over at Ikot Oku Ikono Junction in the quest to decongest the area which is not just experiencing population boom but stands as a major gateway, in and out of the capital city. Of course that will preclude the growing city from the prevailing gridlock seen in major cities in the country.
Therefore, natives and inhabitants of the area must, as a matter of importance, not just cooperate with the concerned authorities but must help them to fast track its construction, starting with the ongoing structures demolition and traffic diversions.
Having interfaced with security agencies last week in a workshop organised by the Federal Ministry of Justice, One is certainly convinced that Mr Emmanuel is deliberately systematic in his developmental strategy.
And so, it behooves on us all to cooperate with him as he steers his developmental agenda to a completion.