Paschal Emeka, Abuja
The House of Representatives has urged the Niger Delta Development Commission to ensure the construction of Ediene Abak-Ikot Ekan-Etinan Road.
In a motion of urgent public importance at plenary, on the need to complete the construction of the Ediene Abak-Ikot Ekan-Etinan Road Project raised by Hon. Aniekan Umanah noted that the 8.3 km Ediene Abak-Ikot Ekan-Etinan road is a major link between Abak, Etinan, and other Local Government Areas in Akwa Ibom State
“Recall that in 2012, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was awarded a contract for the reconstruction of the road, but was abandoned after minor earthworks at the Abak-Ediene end of the road
He expressed concern that the deplorable state of the road has hampered the intra-state transportation system between Abak and Etinan Local Government Areas and the socioeconomic livelihood of the people.
He also informed that some miscreants and other criminal elements have taken advantage of the deplorable state of the road to rob innocent commuters of their hard-earned valuables without any form of resistance.
The House, therefore, resolved to urge the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to ensure that work resumes on the site of the project and mandated the Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to ensure compliance.