- November 7, 2017
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: Akwa Ibom
The state’s Commissioner for Works, Ephraim Inyangeyen has frowned at activities of some unscrupulous persons who are of the habit of putting up illegal structures along the right of way of ongoing road projects in state, saying such situation would not deter the state government from its infrastructural development agenda.
Inyangeyen who supervised demolition of illegal structures at kilometer four, five and six of the Uyo – Etinan Road currently being constructed by Julius Berger decried the attitude of some property owners who after being paid their compensations refuse to move out to allow the project to continue.
While commending the construction firm for their commitment to expeditiously deliver the 19. 5 kilometer road project, Inyangeyen said that the government would not be deterred by any resistance or interference from any quarter in ensuring that major road projects in the state are completed on schedule for the betterment of the people.
At Afaha Effiat in Etinan Local Government Area, the construction firm during the inspection cleared about 1.8 kilometer portion after they faced stiff resistance from some owners of houses along the road who tried to stop them from pulling down the structures.
However, our correspondent Anthony Esin reports that some of the persons whose property were affected during the demolition exercise alleged that they were not aware of the planned demolition as some of them were seen hurrying to evacuate their properties before the buildings were pulled down.