Akpabio affirms NASS support for Tinubu-led administration in infrastructure development

Godswill Akpabio

Senate president, Godswill Akpabio, has reaffirmed commitment of the National Assembly under his leadership to collaborate with the administration led by President Bola Tinubu in enhancing infrastructure and boosting the economy. 

Akpabio made this declaration during the inauguration of urban and agricultural roads in Ikot Ekpene and Essien Udim local government areas of Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District on Friday, April 5, 2024.

A statement by his special assistant on media, Jackson Udom, quoted him as saying, "the commissioning of these roads today, is a clear demonstration of the fulfillment of this current administration to our people that their lives would be bettered through the provision of physical infrastructures like good road network, hospitals, water and empowerment of our youths and women.

"The Senate under my leadership will continue to support and collaborate with the current administration to ensure that our people at the grassroots, enjoy the dividends of democracy and that is exactly what we are doing here today.

"This is just the beginning of good things to come in this senatorial district and the entire state. What the state government cannot provide, I will make it available and what I cannot make available, the local government administration will make sure it is done, because that is the real essence of politics and government."

Akpabio further stated that the commissioning of the feeder roads were to ensure speedy evacuation of farm produce from the hinterland to the city.

"This is just a tip of the iceberg on what the district stands to gain from the Tinubu-led administration, because of the massive support you gave President Tinubu, during the last general election and that is why I am kick-starting my constituency projects from here in appreciation of your massive support for the All Progressives Congress (APC)," he noted

Akpabio stated that, he was ready to also collaborate with the state governor, Pastor Umo Eno, in the area of erosion in order to safeguard the various infrastructures in the state, which are being swept away by erosion. "I am ready to support and work with the state governor to tackle the menace of erosion in the state to save our infrastructures from being swept away by erosion."

He thanked the people of the local councils for trooping out in their thousands, particularly, the local government traditional council members to witness the commissioning of the roads.

The roads commissioned include, Esa Atan road, water works road leading to Itak Ikot Udo, Nkana road in Ikot Abia Idem, and Ikot Esse road. These roads, it was gathered, were in deplorable states for years rendering the people and the community inaccessible.
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