Udom Emmanuel led administration has accorded priority to roads and infrastructure development.
According to the Works Commissioner, this was to enhance transportation and improve the social and economic wellbeing of the entire Akwa Ibom citizenry.
The Works boss, dropped the hint on Wednesday, while addressing newsmen at the end of the commissioning, flag-off and inspection of the projects funded by the State government, as part of activities to mark the second anniversary of Governor Udom Emmanuel.
Mr Inyang, specifically expressed pleasure over the mammoth crowd of the crème de la crème of Akwa Ibom populace that came out to various venues of commissioning and flag-off.
He stressed that, despite the global economic downturn, the Udom Emmanuel led administration was committed to making Akwa Ibom a leader in Nigeria in the areas of roads and infrastructure.
Mr Ephraim Inyang, who emphasized that roads, bridges and other infrastructure constructed by the Akwa Ibom State government were incomparable, urged communities to always safeguard government projects in their domain.
He declared that in less than two years, the administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel has recorded significant milestones making impactful contributions to the lives of the people across sectoral lines.
Demystefying the man behind the name, Mr Udom Emmanuel, the Commissioner boasted that the governor was an embodiment of what defines a generational leader, God fearing, a prudent, result-oriented and focused leader who has the passion to drive superior performance and completely industrialize the State.
Inyang, however, urged Akwa Ibomites at home and in the Diaspora to give maximum support to Governor Emmanuel, as according to him, no meaningful development can take place where there is rancor, character assassination, blackmail and paid write-ups to demonize the government that was doing well.
Meanwhile, some of the State government funded projects supervised by the Ministry of Works, which were commissioned, flagged-off and inspected between Monday and Wednesday were; inauguration of 1.5km Nsikak Eduok – Tropicana outfall drain, constructed by the construction giants, Julius Berger. Flag-off of 3.2km Dual Access Road in University of Uyo permanent site and inspection of dualized 20.0km Ikot Oku Ikono-Etinan Road.
Others were; flag-off of road network at College of Education, Afaha Nsit. As well as flag-off of 22.3km Ikot Etobo-Ikot Ekpan-Ntit Oton-Edem Idim Okpot-Ikot Eyo-Nnung Obong with a Spur to Ikot Akpan-Ikot Imo with a 60M bridge.
Inspection of 25.0km dualized Uyo-Ikot Ekpene Road, inspection/commissioning of 6.4Km Nto Edino-Ekwere Azu Road with 2 number 45M span bridges, commissioning of 4.6km college of Science and Technology Road, NNung Ukim, Ikono, inspection of 14.1Km Ikpe Ikot Nkon-Obotme-Arochukwu Road with 110m bridge as well as inspection of 14.0km Abak Nsekhe-Ikot Akpa Nkuk-Ikot Etim-Ikot Ikara Road (phase III section A) Ikot Ikara to Ikot Ibritam.
The governor also commissioned the 5.0km Ikot Usop-Ikot Edeghe-Ikot Ekpuk road with a 30m span bridge in Mkpat Enin , commissioned 19.5km Eket-Ibeno road and commissioned the 3.2km road in Ibaka, leading to Delmar Petroleum Harbour and Tank Farm in Mbo Local Government Area.