The Eket – Etinan Road undertaken by Governor Udom Emmanuel is making steady progress with the contractors CCECC seen at the Okon-Eket axis of the project.
The 23km dual carriageway commences from the Etinan Roundabout to the bridge connecting Atabong road in Eket.
The Commissioner for Information Sir Charles Udoh, accompanied by members of the State Information team, inspected the road today.
The Commissioner expressed satisfaction with the quality of the project and assured that the project along with other economic development projects of the Governor Udom Emmanuel administration would be completed on scheduled.
Mr Udoh urged members of the public not to be swayed by paid media contractors whose stock in trade is to deride the state government, despite the tangible developments in the state.
“Despite the global pandemic, the governor is upbeat with his projects and vision for the development of the state, at a time people elsewhere had practically shut down the business of governance on account of the downturn in the global economy.
“Governor Emmanuel’s ingenuity and prudence in the management of human and financial resources have made the state to remain in the news for the right reasons, despite the lockdown and meltdown caused by the pandemic”, he enthused.
Some of the residents on the route who spoke with the media team, lauded the Governor for the project and suggested a speedy completion of the project.
The 23km Eket – Etinan road is an extension of the 20km Uyo – Etinan Road which is part of the drive of the Governor to link the major cities of the state with dual carriageways.
The road links Etinan, Nsit Ibom and Nsit Ubium with Eket the oil base of the state.