Jonathan to open A’Ibom’s longest bridge on Monday

Former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is set to commission fourth longest bridge in Nigeria.

The bridge executed by Governor Udom Emmanuel, in Mbo Local Government Area, of Akwa Ibom State has been described as the fourth longest in Nigeria.Conducting newsmen round the bridge on Friday, the Special Assistant to Governor Emmanuel on Research and Documentation, Essien Ndueso, explained that:

He added that, the Afi- Uko Ntighe bridge was initiated by former governor Godswill Akpabio’s administration but later abandoned in 2014

The governor in 2018 had to get a contractor that specializes in Bridge construction – AMITEC.“Now, this project is completed. Former president Goodluck Jonathan will commission this bridge on Monday 16 January 2023”.

He stated that the bridge had both social and economic impacts on residents of the area as they would carry their goods which were mainly seafoods to different parts of the state.

The governor’s aide, flanked by his colleagues, Aniefiok Macauley and Engr. Solomon Eyo, said that Emmanuel refused to play politics with projects, hence his decision to complete the project.“

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