Rights group begs gov Emmanuel to complete abandoned road project in Uyo

A Human Rights group in Akwa Ibom State has raised the alarm over the 8.5km Nduetong Oku-Ibiaku Uruan- Ekritam road project reportedly abandoned by the state government.

The Center for Human Rights & Accountability Network (CHRAN), in a press statement signed by its Deputy Secretary, Akanimo Atang alleged the absence of contractors and equipment at the project site, an indication that the project has been abandoned.

The statement said, the group’s State Director, Franklyn Isong discovered the anomaly, during a facility of some outfits along that particular road

He urged the governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel to ensure the completion of the project which he started five years ago before exiting office.

He said, “the project appeared to have been abandoned as there was no sign of anything happening on the road in the past 2 years, no equipment seen on the project site and the contractor is nowhere near the project site during the time of the CHRAN visit to the Taf Media Group.”

Isong noted that the project awarded to Slavabogu Nigeria Limited on the 15th of February, 2018 is less than 30% completed.

Meanwhile, Sunday Edet, the General Manager of an outfit located along the Nduetong Oku-Ibiaku Uruan- Ekritam road
explained the difficulties experienced by people in the area due to the bad road network.

He, however, prayed the state government to come to their rescue by completing the project as he promised to complete all projects initiated by his administration.

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