The Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator  Duoye Diri, has inaugurated 12.5-kilometre road traversing Ikot Akpan Afaha and Ikot Oku Usung in Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

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Inaugurating the project with pomp at Ikot Akpan Afaha in Ukanafun Local Government Area, the Bayelsa State Governor described the road project initiated and completed by the Governor Udom Emmanuel-led administration as a significant infrastructure put in place to transform the socio-economic landscape of Ukanafun.

Sen. Diri pointed out  that the road remained a strategic project, which would promote economic and social development in the community.

The governor, who was the special guest at the event described Emmanuel as a ‘noiseless’ achiever, a pacesetter and a man of character, thanking him for putting smiles on the faces of the people of Ukanafun, by extension the state.

He added that the administration of Governor Emmanuel had witnessed superlative 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 civilisation 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.

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.

In their goodwill messages, Member representing Ukanafun/Oruk Anam in the House of Representatives, Hon. Unyime Idem, former Member, House of Representatives and the political leader of Ukanafun, Hon. Eno Akpan, State Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Elder Aniekan Akpan, and the Chairman of Ukanafun local government area, Mr. Godwin Inyeng, thanked Governor Udom Emmanuel for providing the people of Ukanafun with essential infrastructure which will turn around the economy of the community.