Udom Emmanuel Joins Akwa Ibom With Abia
ThroughLong Old Road
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has joined Akwa Ibom to Abia State through a long abandoned
road in Ini Local Government Area of the state.
True to his assertion that one of the key pillars of leadership is doing the right thing always without being
distracted by negative criticisms, Governor Emmanuel has changed the ancient 14.1km Odoro Ikpe/Ikpe Ikot
Nkon/Obotme/Arochukwu Road in Ini Local Government Area.
History has it that the road which has suffered neglect and abandonment for centuries was toured by ancestors
ranging back to the colonial era, with the bridge serving as a link to the State from Abia.
Thus, the road which is close to completion has become a link to the past, a plus to the present administration’s
road infrastructure and a legacy promoting sustainable economic relations for the future. This is even as the
Ini/Arochukwu people are known for their prowess in agriculture and farm produce.
The Governor who has always had it right when it comes to economic development; he foresaw the potentials
inherent in the rehabilitation and construction of the road with a 110m span bridge on it.
Moreso, since accessibility to the state from this road is now being guaranteed, Akwa Ibom can boast of increased
investment and commerce from neighbouring states which will boost its IGR.