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Flooding: Ukana Offot Residents Send SOS To Gov. Akpabio

Following recent rainfall in Uyo, the state capital which has impacted seriously on roads that link other communities with
Ukana Offot area, residents in the affected area, especially those living along that road links main road with Ukana Offot community
have called on the government to come to tier rescue by way of constructing the road or better still provide a remedial measure so as
to help residents go about their businesses.

Speaking with our community reporter, a resident in the area, Mr. Esitikot Akpan lamented on the poor drainage system in the
area, saying the road is impassable as the result of recent rainfall.

“We cannot use the road; motorists as well as passers-by are in serious mess. As the rain stopped, the whole of Ukana Offot road became muddy and people cannot pass”.

Akpan who is an indigene of the area blamed government on its neglect of the community,saying that no infrastructural development has been brought to the area.

According to him, the present government has not impacted positively on the lives of the
residents of the area.

He however thanked, the state Governor, Chief Godswill Obot Akpabio on his strides, adding that Akpabio’s administration has
done well in terms of infrastructures.

He pleaded with the state government to help them provide a remedial measure on the affected road.

On his part, Inimbom Essiet, a resident in the area, noted that, the government has been unfair to them, recalling that last year when
ministry of Environment in its statement that the government would repair the road, such
promise fell on a dead wood.

Essiet pleaded with government and its agencies to help construct the road in order to enable residents in the community feel the
impact of the uncommon transformation in the state.

Source: Sensor Newspaper

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