Drainage Project on Atiku Abubakar way Will Be Completed By December 2023- Works Commissioner
Road users within Uyo metropolis have been assured of timely completion of flood control project along Atiku Abubakar Avenue, Uyo being handled by Hensek Integrated Services.
This assurance was given by the Commissioner for Works and Fire Service, Prof Eno Ibanga, when he conducted members of the Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly Committee on Finance and appropriation round the project site.
The chairman said the essence of the inspection was to have an informed decision that would guide the committee in making accurate recommendations to the House for further legislative considerations.
“I know that beyond what we’re saying, we’re going to get the report to the House to see the releases and the percentage completion and what is left to be done, because those are the information we also need to work with”, the chairman said.
She said the inspection of the project by the Committee became necessary considering its importance to the people, a development she disclosed prompted the governor to embark on the project.
According to her, the Committee will make necessary recommendations in its report to ensure the project is completed on time to ease the discomfort being experienced by the people who live in the area and use the road.
Dr. Etim, who described the project as “the people’s project” commended the state governor, Pastor Umo Eno for carrying out such project, despite his short time in office.
While speaking on the level of work done, the Commissioner for Works, Prof. Eno Ibanga, said since the project became necessary as it affects the socio -economic lives of the people, the State Ministry of Works was working hard to ensure timely completion, noting that the project had reached 70percent completion and would be commissioned by December 2023.
“From the estimation, by December, we should be out of this project. We have about 300 meters to the end of this project. So far, we’ve done about 70 percent”, the commissioner revealed.
He said immediately the project is completed, the flood in Atiku Abubakar would be a thing of the past.
The project is being handled by Hensek Integrated Services, an indigenous construction firm in Akwa Ibom State.