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A board member of the agency, representing South-South Zone, retired Commodore Idongesit Nkanga, who spoke with journalists yesterday in Uyo, said a presidential directive has…

A board member of the agency, representing South-South Zone, retired Commodore Idongesit Nkanga, who spoke with journalists yesterday in Uyo, said a presidential directive has been issued to FERMA to step in and make the roads that link Akwa Ibom with other states accessible.
He lamented that the state has been completely cut off from other states owing to bad roads.
 “You will observe that Akwa Ibom State has literarily been cut off from other Nigerian states because of the poor conditions of roads. The roads within the state are all right but those that link the state with others are impassable. If you wish to go to a place, just beyond Obot Akara in Akwa Ibom, you have to go to Port Harcourt and start heading to the federal highway in Aba or Umuahia before you come to Akwa Ibom. Alternatively, you can also access Akwa Ibom through Ebonyi to Cross River. But now, there is a presidential directive for FERMA to step in immediately and unlock the state from the poor condition of the roads surrounding it,” he said.
He stated that the Federal Ministry of Works had earlier awarded contracts on the roads but due to poor performance by the contractors, the federal government had to terminate the jobs.
 “FERMA could not have been working on those roads at the same time the Federal Ministry of Works was working. We now have three different contractors working on those roads,” he said.

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