… As filling of potholes begin in earnest, Monday
In fulfillment of its promise to provide a pleasurable driving experience on roads as well as ensuring the safety of the pedestrians, the Akwa Ibom State Roads and Other Infrastructure Maintenance Agency (AKROIMA) has set modalities in place to begin its operation zero potholes on roads across the 3 Senatorial Districts of the State on Monday.
The Executive Chairman, Prince Godwin Ntuk Udeh, Ph.D while leading the AKROIMA Board members and staff of the Agency on inspection of potholes and other failed portions of roads within Uyo Metropolis and Ikot Ekpene LGA yesterday, maintained that the gesture is part of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s resolve provide good road infrastructures to citizens in the state, hence, AKROIMA is back on the roads to fill the potholes and overlay some failed portions of the roads to ensure a smooth ride by road users in the state.
Prince Ntuk Udeh paid glowing tributes to Governor Udom Emmanuel for hearkening to the plights of the citizens who were faced with several unpleasant experiences while plying the bad roads, and prayed God to bless the Governor for living up to the expectations of his people.
In their reactions, the visibly elated residents of Nelson Mandela street thanked Governor Emmanuel for the respite he has brought to the area, noting that as a very busy road which links more than four adjoining streets to the popular Etaha Itam market, Nelson Mandela when repaired, will boost business and encourage traders to make profit and excel in their businesses.
Speaking on behalf of the residents, the Councilor representing Ward 8, Itu LGA, Mr. Otobong Ekong lauded Governor Emmanuel for coming to their rescue through intervention on the road; he thanked Prince Ntuk Udeh and the members of the AKROIMA Board for keeping to their promise and rising up to the occasion, even as he prayed God to bless the leadership of AKROIMA and endow them with wisdom to carry out perfect interventions on Akwa Ibom roads.
Responding, Ntuk Udeh appealed to residents of the benefiting areas to partner the government in ensuring a safe and smooth working relationship without vandalizing of equipments or harassment of the expertise, adding that co-operation by residents of the benefitting areas earmarked for intervention will lead to delivering a perfect job by the engineers.
The roads visited by AKROIMA for intervention included: Ebet Aya street (connecting Esuene Street to IBB Way), Nelson Mandela road as well as Umuiaha/Ikono Road in Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area. The team also inspected equipments at the Agency’s Plant Yard to ensure that those equipments are well functional and in good condition for the task ahead.
In a related development, the Management of Akwa Ibom State Roads and Other Infrastructure Maintenance Agency (AKROIMA) has informed motorists, commuters and indeed the general public that the Agency will begin intensive repairs of failed portion of Ebet Aya street leading to IBB Way, Uyo.
Hence, Ebet Aya Street will be temporarily closed from Monday 2nd September, 2019 to enable the Agency effect the necessary repairs.
According to a Release signed by the Chairman, Prince Godwin NtukUdeh, the Agency appeals to the public to use the alternative roads, while it regrets every inconveniences that the closure might cause motorists and therefore assures of immediate reopening of the said street upon completion of the repairs.
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