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A’Ibom to spend N100bn for infrastructures in Oron

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By Ogenyi Ogenyi,Uyo

Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom has said his administration would spend at least N100 Billion for the development of some infrastructures in Oron Federal Constitueny.

He has also said his administration would construct 10 strategic roads in the 10 Federal Constituencies of the state.

Eno made this known when he flagged off the dualization of the 13.5 km Okopedi- Oron Road by East- West Road( Phase 11) amid joyous celebrations by the people of Okobo Local Council.

The project which is handled by the Chinese engineering and construction giant, CCECC, is to be delivered for commissioning in 24 months, a time- frame the Governor urged the contractors to stick to.

The Governor promised to flag off 18 strategic roads across all the 10 Federal Constituencies with the first set, in Oron also.announced that government would conduct Town Hall meetings from June this year, to put the administration’s scorecard before the people.

This he said would be part ofhis administration’s spirit of inclusivity and enable him inquire from the people, further needs for their respective communities.

The Governor later visited the General Hospital, Iquita Oron, where free medical services are being provided in collaboration with Hensek Integrated Services, an indigenous road and engineering services firm.

He also performed the flag off of the dualization of the 13.6km Unyenge- Universal Energy Road to Ibom Deep Seaport with 2nd Bridge of 30m& 45m span and spur to Affi-Uda Village in Mbo Local Government Area

It would be recalled that during his campaign visit to Oron, Eno, had promised to reintroduce the long moribund ferry services, that was a popular means of transportation back in the 70s and the 80s if elected in addition to turning the Oron Beach into a tourist’ haven.

Already contract has been awarded to the Nigerian Navy for the construction of the ferries.

The Governor also performed the flag off of the dualization of the 13.6km Unyenge- Universal Energy Road to Ibom Deep Seaport with 2nd Bridge of 30m& 45m span and spur to Affi-Uda Village in Mbo Local Council.

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