The Akwa Ibom state government has assured the residents of Uyo metropolis that the problem of flooding in some areas of the city will be a thing of the past when all roads and drainages are completed and linked up.
The State Commissioner for Works; Ephraim Inyang-Eyen, made this known when he led a team of engineers to inspect ongoing road constructions in the state embarked upon by the Udom Emmanuel-led government.
Some of the ongoing road projects inspected are Akpaube Close, Akpa Ube Lane off IBB Avenue, Ekperi Close by Akpaube, Idak Ukpa Street, off Aka Etinan Road and Afaha Atai village crescent road, in lbesikpo Asutan Local Government Area.
Others are Vision close in Nsukara Offot, Udotong Ubo Lane, Akparen Street and Nung Atai Street leading to Christian Secondary Commercial School, Uyo.
The team which had the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary; Elder Effiong Essien in attendance, also inspected Ibiono Lane, Unit D line in Ewet Housing Estate, Ediye Samuel Street, off Edet Akpan Avenue, Akpan Ndem Street by Ewet Housing Estate, Unit G Line in Ewet Housing Estate and Eden Udo Close, amongst others.
Addressing newsmen shortly after the exercise, Inyang-Eyen, expressed satisfaction over the quality of work being done by the indigenous contractors handling the forty-four (44) internal roads within the capital city.
He hinted that the roads will be completed in good time, assuring that the State Governor, Udom Emmanuel will not leave any project he has started without completing it.
The Works Commissioner disclosed that the current administration under the leadership of Udom Emmanuel remains committed to improving the living conditions of the people and ensuring efficient social infrastructure, including roads to ease transportation, boost commerce and trade as well as, control the menace of flood in some areas of the city.
Meanwhile, dwellers of areas visited came out in large number to express their heartfelt appreciation to a governor who has felt their anguish and decided to come to their aid.