Eno orders residents to evacuate erosion threatened area in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom state Governor, Pastor Umo Eno has ordered immediate relocation of residents and demolition of structures around erosion threatened Uyo-Ewet areas of Uyo metropolis.

This is just as the Governor declared his commitment for the reclamation and beautification of the gully erosion project.

Interacting with one of the residents in the area during an unscheduled visit to the project site on Friday, Eno directed the Commissioner for Lands, Captain Iniobong Ekong to ensure immediate relocation to enable the smooth implementation of the project plan.

He noted that beyond attacking a major gully erosion in the area, by reclaiming the once inaccessible and life-threatening ravine, government aims at creating wealth out of the waste.

The Governor toured the site, said the trees and forest within the area should be pruned to create the desired scenic atmosphere.

He expressed delight at the pace of work, which is at a very advanced stage, and assured that when completed, children and their parents, from within and outside the State, will have a good facility for relaxation.

Giving an insight into the project, Managing Director of the contracting firm, Bulletine Construction Company Limited, Chief Faysal Harb, noted that phase one of the recreational park, which has a golf course, football pitch, lawn tennis court, basketball, volleyball, and Clchildren playground, among others, is taking shape.

He assured that phase one of the recreational park has reached an advanced stage.

Recall that on his first visit some months ago, the Udo Inwang Street axis of the site was completely collapsed at the Etim Okon Usanga intersection, and the governor had assured that upon completion, the hitherto dangerous ravine will be converted to a recreational facility that will be a tourists’ delight.

As at the time of the visit, the collapsed and inaccessible areas had been restored, and passable including the extension which Governor Eno had added to the contract in order to prevent the Uyo Custodial Centre from collapse.