The planned construction of the Ikwek-Ikot Obong-Ikot Ufen – Ukana Mkpa Eyop – Abiaokpo Road has brought joy and happiness to the people and resident of the area, especially the youths of Ikot Obong Village.
Speaking with our reporter at Abak, the Youth President of Ikot Obong Village, Mr. Iniubong Elijah Uko expressed happiness that at last, God has visited them with the planned construction of the road.
Mr. Iniubong Uko who was flanked by the Secretary, Ikot Obong Youth Council, Mr. Abasiama Anietie Archibong and the Auditor, Mr. Mfoniso Udousoro, pointed out that with the planned construction of the road, the suffering faced by the people of the area over the years due to the deplorable state of the road, would be a thing of the past.
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The Youth President assured that as law-abiding citizens, the youths of Ikot Obong Village will cooperate and support every step aimed at successfully completing the road project.
He on behalf of the entire youths of Ikot Obong Village, expressed gratitude to the immediate past Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Godswill Akpabio for the numerous achievements he has recorded, assuring that the youths of Ikot Obong Village are proud of him and are solidly behind his senatorial ambition.
Mr. Iniubong Uko recalled that the late Cultural Music Icon, Uko Akpan (from Ikot Obong Village), had some years ago prayed and wished that Chief Godswill Akpabio will continue to move higher politically, stressing that his senatorial ambition is non-negotiable.
The Youth President expressed the hope that if given the opportunity to return to the Senate, the people of Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District in particular and Akwa Ibom State in general stand to benefit a lot, as according to him, Chief Godswill Akpabio would attract uncommon thing, especially the much-needed dividends of democracy to the area.
He also appreciated the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for awarding contract for the construction of the road.
Mr. Iniubong Uko advised some people who are going around claiming that the project is being facilitated by the PDP-led government in the state to desist, but should rather give credit and honour to whom it is due, pointing out that the planned construction of the road was facilitated by Chief Godswill Akpabio while serving as the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs.
The Youth President used the occasion to commend the Village Head of Ikot Obong, Chief Akpan Isaac Essien for the good things that have come to the village since his emergence as the Village Head.
He prayed God to continue to give the Village Head good health and long life.