In continuation of his constituency project inauguration, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio yesterday commissioned several live touching projects at Obot Akara, Etim Ekpo and Ika local government areas in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial district of Akwa Ibom State.
The Senator who commissioned a three class room block built by him at the FIDA Secondary Commercial School, Urua Offiong Etor udo in Obot Akara local government area aso moved to Etim Ekpo Local Government Area, where he inaugurated a fully furnished three classroom block at Government School, Uruk Ata Ikot Ekpau, Utu Etim Ekpo.
Akpabio also unveiled a solar-powered 3.5 km radius reticulated water project in Utu Idung Akpan Udom Village, a community in Ika which shares same boundary with Etim Ekpo.
A 20-stall open market project in Urua Mboho Annang in Oruk Anam was also inaugurated by the Senator Akpabio.
While in Oruk Anam, Senator Akpabio inspected the ultra-modern civic centre built by him in memory of the late former former Senator and Governor of the old Cross River state, Chief Donald Dick Etiebet Civic Centre in Ikot Ekpuk and also a three kilometer radius, solar-powered reticulated water project to ascertain the level of work done by the contractor.
Inaugurating the facilities, Chief Akpabio who hailed President Buhari for facilitating the constituency projects, said the projects were sited in the benefiting communities in response to the yearnings of the people. He promised to use his position in the National Assembly to attract more people oriented projects to the ten local governments in the senatorial district.
The Senator thanked the people for the confidence reposed on him as their representative at the National Assembly, and pledged to double his effort in bringing succor to his constituents. He advised the benefiting communities to guard the facilities against vandals and advised youths of the senatorial district not to engage in social vices.
“Projects are located where the people needs the projects. This should serve as a reminder to those who are aspiring to be Senator in the future that you must bring something home any time you have opportunity to serve your people”.
“When God gives you the opportunity, do not move your pocket forward, but move your community forward. I must do my best to ensure that that the 10 local government areas in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial district benefits from my constituency projects”.
Welcoming the Senator to Obot Akara, Chairman of the local government council, Mr. Anietie Udo Udo, House of Assembly member for Ikot Ekpene/Obot Akara State constituency, Hon. Idongesit Ntekpere, Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr. Monday Ebong Uko, and the Village head of the benefitting community in their separate remarks, described Akpabio as a performing legislator whose representation has impacted positively on the people of Obot Akara and the entire Senatorial district as a whole.
At Ika, the Village head of the benefitting community were the water project is sited, Ette Idung Cadif Afangikpeh, prayed God to bless Senator Akpabio for brining relief to their sufferings, saying the water project which now supplies water as far as 3 kilometers radius in the community and neighbouring communities has brought succour to the villagers.