Akwa Ibom State Roads and Other Infrastructure Maintenance Agency (AKROIMA) has concluded plans to begin full construction and completion of about 800m stretch of the Paul Ekpo Crescent at Shelter Afrique with double drainage system.
The chairman of the agency, Prince Godwin Ntukudeh, disclosed this on Tuesday in Uyo, when he led members of the AKROIMA Board to inspect internal roads at Shelter Afrique that were recently rehabilitated by the agency.
Speaking with newsmen, Prince Ntukudeh assured that AKROIMA would deploy all equipment to site as soon as they were returned from servicing in order to embark on the construction and completion of the road which was partly constructed earlier due to popular demand.
"His Excellency, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, directed that we should not stop the overlay of the street at where the state PDP chairman's house is located, but that we should continue the actual construction of the street to the end, with drainage system on both sides. By God's grace, we have been able to exercise that mandate from the beginning of the Obong Paul Ekpo Crescent to this level for now.
"Any moment from now, AKROIMA is coming back to continue the construction to the end of the street, and then effectively pull out the black earth, refill it with the necessary laterite with stone-base and asphalt it completely to give it a befitting look in honour of the name of the personality that the street is credited to, as directed by Deacon Udom Gabriel Emmanuel," the AKROIMA boss explained.