Akwa Ibom at 34: Osinbajo to inaugurate building as government declares public holiday

 Akwa Ibom at 34: Osinbajo to inaugurate building as government declares public holiday

Michael Babatunde

Vice-PresidentYemi Osibanjo will on Friday, 24th September inaugurate the 21-storey Dakkada Smart building and Luxury Estate on the Victor Attah International Airport Road, constructed by the Akwa Ibom State governor, Udom Emmanuel.

The projects were designed to house office complexes of International Oil Companies (IOCs) and other companies springing up in the state and provide affordable housing for the people.

Thursday, 23rd of September was also declared as public holiday to commemorate the 34th anniversary of the creation of the State.

The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy Ini Ememobong disclose this while speaking with journalists at a press briefing heralding the states anniversary.

Ememobong explained that the anniversary celebration would be on a low-key in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, adding that the state government would not declare Friday, September 24, 2021, as a public holiday.

Also to mark the states anniversary celebration according to Ememobong include the commissioning of two 45M span bridges at Obot Akara Council, internal roads in Shelter Afrique Estate, swearing-in of new paramount rulers and an interactive media session with Governor Udom Emmanuel on Saturday, September 25.

The governor had on Wednesday commissioned the second phase of the Nto Edino Ekwerazu Road project as part of activities to mark the 34th anniversary of the States creation.

300m twin bridges inaugurated by Gov Emmanuel Obot Akara

The 6.4km road linking Obot Akara, Akwa Ibom State with Ekwerazu in Abia State was handled by Seyang Limited, an indigenous contracting firm.

The project included severe erosion protection, Seasonal Swamp Area Reclamation, and Replacement of two Collapsed bridges.

The twin bridges are knitted into a 300m span and its aesthetic scenery presents an exhilarating appeal to tourists.

Over two Kilometers of this road cut into Abia state and residents attest that it has helped curb the menace of armed robbery and other criminal activities, as well as opened the hitherto forgotten communities, to commercial activities.

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