Governor Udom Emmanuel solicits partnership with his Abia State counterpart in tackling menace of bad road network.

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has solicited the partnership of his Abia State counterpart Okezie Ikepazu in tackling the menace of bad interstate road network which has hampered economic activities between the two States.

Governor Emmanuel who made the request while interacting with the Abia State Governor Okezie Ikepazu at the Government House, Uyo observed that the two States are closely knitted geographically as boarder communities with age-long cultural affinity occasioned by trade and marriage.

He said the poor state of the road has severed economic ties between the two States noting that a journey between the two States which used to take twenty to fifty minutes is now running into hours.

Governor Emmanuel pointed out that economic cooperation under Public Private Partnership -PPP between Abia and Akwa Ibom state will boast the economic fortunes of the two states and emphasized that this can only be achieved when the interstate road is rehabilitated.

Earlier, Governor Ikepazu said that he used the occasion of his visit to the state for a book lunch of the President South South and South East of Seventh Day Adventist Church Pastor Bassey Udoh, to also visit the state governor to enable him express solidarity  over the Election Petition Tribunal verdict. He advised the Governor not to be shaken as the will of God has prevailed in the case.

Pastor Bassey who presented the book titled “This is Your Season” to Governor Emmanuel, explained that the book is a soft sale and that it encapsulates the struggle of man towards achieving his greatness in line with the Dakkada philosophy.



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