By Usiere Akpan
The mega flood control project embarked upon by the Akwa Ibom government in the state, covering seven local government areas will be inaugurated in July this year.
Gov Udom Emmanuel gave the hints during a session of interactions across radio stations tagged, “The Governor Speaks,” which took place from Government House, Uyo, weekend.
Emmanuel stated that the flood control project was done in conjunction with the World Bank to ensure the complete eradication of all forms of flooding in Uyo metropolis and some of the adjoining communities, maintaining that the flood control project commences from the IBB Highway axis and cuts across 17 communities of three local government areas in the state.
He explained that the project was stretched across the high number of communities in line with the development agenda of the administration, stressing that the focus lies in ensuring that every community has a good testimony and felt of governance in the completion agenda.
Emmanuel advised communities to pursue the path of peace to allow for economic prosperity and social progress, adding that the desire of his administration was to bring the benefits of education, healthcare and more economic development opportunities to the present and the unborn generations.
The governor reminded the people of Akwa Ibom to be mindful of giving out support to individuals with known profiles of violence in the expected elections, emphasizing that “any man who uses violence to grab power, will rule by violence.”