Bayelsa state Governor douye diri has inaugurated 12.5-kilometre road linking the Ikot Akpan Afaha and Ikot Oku Usung in Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
Inaugurating the project with pomp at Ikot Akpan Afaha in Ukanafun Local Government Area, the Bayelsa State Governor described the road project executed and completed by the Governor Udom Emmanuel-led administration as a significant infrastructure put in place to modify the socio-economic landscape of Ukanafun.
Gov. Diri explained that the road remained a strategic project, which would promote economic and social development in the community.
He added that the administration of Governor Emmanuel had witnessed an outstanding transformation occasioned by massive provision of democratic dividends to the people.
“We are here to celebrate a man who has performed, a working governor for the people who hitherto had been denied a very significant infrastructure, of all infrastructure there is one infrastructure that is outstanding.
“The moment you link up a community you have actually brought civilsation to that community with a road and you have also opened up that community for economic and social development. The governor of Akwa Ibom is doing these things noiselessly,” he noted.
Diri thanked the people of Ukanafun and Akwa Ibom for supporting Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and urged the people to extend the same support to the governor-elect, Pastor Umo Eno.
Governor Emmanuel had earlier said that the 12.5km Ikot Akpan Afaha – Ikot Oku Usung road in Ukanafun is one of the projects executed in line with the eight point agenda of his administration which gives priority to rural development.
He revealed that beyond road projects, electricity and hospital projects would be inaugurated after he leaves office in May, 29, 2023.