Twenty eight roads in Akwa Ibom are under construction, Commissioner for Works, Ephraim Inyangeyen, said yesterday.
He spoke when the Usoro Akpanusoh-led House of Assembly Committee on Finance and Appropriation inspected projects undertaken by the Ministry of Works.
According to Inyangeyen, Governor Udom Emmanuel is determined to inaugurate at least 11 of the roads this year, with many to be delivered by his second anniversary on May 29.
He added that the governor will ensure every local government benefits from road infrastructure before the end of his first term in office.
Among roads inspected were the 5km Ikot Usop-Ikot Edeghe-Ikot Ekpuk Road and 30m Span Bridge in Mkpat Enin council; the 14 kilometre Ikpe Ikot Nkon/Obotme/Arochukwu road and Nkana Bridge; two bridges in Ini council, the 16.5 kilometres Nto Edino-Ekwerre Azu road in Obot Akara and the four kilometre Nung Ukim Ikono road in Ikono.
Akpanusoh lauded the governor for not playing politics with projects and for keeping faith with the people.