The Presidency has consented to the request of Akwa Ibom State Governor Godswill Akpabio to dualise the Uyo-Aba and Uyo - Calabar Roads. Both roads are federal highways.
The governor disclosed this to participants at a retreat in Uyo organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for its state publicity secretaries and zonal organising secretaries. The governor said he was pleased with the approval of the project by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Akpabio, who did not reveal the details of the arrangement or the mode of financing of the project, said his government had embarked on monumental projects in the state, saying that he was committed to making Akwa Ibom a model city in the country.
Akpabio revealed that plans are on the way to establish the second largest port in Nigeria outside Apapa, Lagos in his state, just as the underground channel that had been built in Uyo and its environs to check flooding in the state.