The Federal Government has commenced an erosion control project on Nduetong Oku- Ikpa road, cutting across Uruan and Uyo Local Government Areas in Akwa Ibom State.
Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang said on Thursday in Uyo that the contract is worth N1. 07 billion.
Speaking during the flag off of the project, Enang sympathised with the people of the communities affected for the inability to convey their farm produce to the market due to the poor condition of the road.
He promised that the administration of Buhari would continue to implement projects to alleviate the suffering of the people.
He noted that the federal government is committed to improving the living standard of the people by tackling the erosion project.
“Let me bring greetings from the Presidency to you. President Muhammadu Buhari cares for every life and communities in this country.
“For about seven years this road had been impassable, for some years the children and people of this community have not been able to cross to the other part of the community.
“The Federal Government is committed to improving on the plight of its citizens,” Enang said.
Project Manager of the construction, Mr Friday Iniobong, said the project would be completed in six month, and called on the community to cooperate with them to ensure timely completion of the project.
Speaking on behalf of the community, Clan Head of Oku community, Chief Enefiok Ukpong, thanked President Buhari for the gesture, adding that the project would lessen the suffering of the people when completed.
The gully erosion has cut off some communities in the area, forcing residents and visitors to take alternative routes.