Road construction: Gov Emmanuel orders compensated persons to vacate properties along Eket/Etinan

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Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has ordered the owners of structures along Eket/Etinan road, who have been duly compensated, to vacate the properties to enable easy execution of construction works in the area.

He added that quick response to the call would ensure the completion of the dual carriage expressway from Etinan to Eket before the exit of his administration in 2023.

The governor stated this while speaking at a funeral service in Afaha Atai, Eket Local Government Area, in honour of the late Pastor Benjamin James Bassey, father of Elder Samuel Bassey, Special Representative to the Governor, Akwa Ibom State Liaison Office in Lagos.

While restating the commitment of his administration to completing all ongoing projects in the state in record time, he appreciated the pace of work by CCECC along the Eket-Etinan road and sued for the cooperation of all to expedite completing a dual thoroughfare from Nsit Ubium across Okon axis to the Eket roundabout.

“If you’ve been given the compensation, please, please, please vacate in peace. Those compensations are based on professional valuation.

“We are a government of peace, we don’t like forcing people out, but please don’t take us for granted. We’ve given money, some people have collected the money and have refused to leave and that is slowing down the pace of work.

“So let those people peacefully give us the right of way so that we can finish the work in time. I have approximately one year to tidy up all these things and we are determined to tidy up everything we’re doing in the state as soon as possible,” Governor Emmanuel pleaded.

The governor also commiserated with the bereaved family and commended the church for their support in ensuring a befitting funeral while thanking God for the blessed life of the deceased, describing his death as a glorious exit.