A/Ibom: Group lauds Akpabio over commencement of East-west road


A socio-political group Akwa Ibom Democratic Forum on Monday, commended the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill  Akpabio over the commencement of East-west road after years abandonment.

In a statement jointly signed and made available to newsmen in Uyo, by the Convener, Secretary-General, Administration, and special representative, Hon. Ekperikpe Ekpo , Dr Tony Usoro , Barr Chris Okorie  and Dr Patrick Umoh, respectively, the group extolled the performance of Akpabio in turning around the fortunes of the region.

They appreciated the sole Administrator of NDDC, Barr. Effiong Akwa , for his determination to rescue the dwindling interventionist agency.

The group also appealed to stakeholders in the Niger Delta project to shun divisiveness and promote peace, love and unity at all times for the progress of the region.

The statement reads in part, “We  Identifies with and appreciates in a special way Chief Godswill Akpabio on his achievements so far in the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs especially the strides made on areas like East-West Road where work has commenced in earnest after a long abandonment; the completion and physical occupation of NDDC Headquarters which had been a pipe dream for more than 20 years; the Forensic Audit which is set to reverse the ugly trend that turned  the Commission to a cesspool of  corruption and reposition the Interventionist Agency for optimal development in the interest of the Niger Delta region.

“We appreciate the Interim Sole Administrator of the NDDC, Barr. Efiong Akwa on his performance so far, especially for reaching out to the stakeholders in the region to ensure peace in the Commission.

“We call on stakeholders in the region to give peace a chance for the envisaged development to occur.

“We salute the wisdom of President Mohammadu Buhari for the formation of Extraordinary Caretaker Committee for APC headed by Alhaji Mai Mala Buni and other members and we urge them to be transparent in discharging their assigned responsibilities aimed at repositioning the party for greater success in the future. 

 “We would like to use this medium to call on Akwa Ibom State Chapter of APC to constitute State Caucus of the party as a matter of urgency and importance to ensure that decisions affecting the party in the State are only taken after due consultations with all the leaders of the party.

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