One of the major roads in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State, Atiku Abubakar way, suffers water inferno as a result of heavy downpour this morning

According to the report, the rain which started with little downpour at the early hours of day, later entwined into heavy bidding, leaving road users and residents in gridlock

The popular Atiku Abubakar Way which houses links to other major roads like, Abak road, Ikot Ekpene road, Ekom Iman way, Itam market, Idongesit Nkangha Secretariat, held many a road user on stampede which led to many reactions by the residents

The reports popped in as:

BREAKING!
Due to heavy downpour this morning, Water inferno takes over Atiku Abubakar Way, Uyo. The road is impassable, vehicular movement hindered. Citizens are suffering to make their way through. But what has Governor Udom done with the N32 billion that was released by World Bank for flood control in Akwa Ibom?
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Flood Control: Akwa Ibom Gets N32bn From World Bank (June, 2017)
The Akwa Ibom Government says the World Bank has earmarked the sum of N32 billion to tackling flood in the state.
The state’s Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources, Dr Iniobong Essien, who disclosed to newsmen on Sunday in Uyo, said that the project would be executed in partnership with the Nigerian Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP)
He said that the drainage project would be implemented in phases and when completed, it would reduce the incidence of flooding in the state.
β€œFor the IBB Way flood control project, designs have been put in place and the initial cost of N52 billion reduced to about N32 billion.
β€œOnce the drainage is constructed, the number of catchment areas around Atan Offot, Atiku Abubakar, Abak road and the state secretariat complex would be completely de-flooded,” Essien said.
He said that the flooded area would be channelled through a 7.5 km drain to an outfall at Ibesikpo-Asutan local government area.
The commissioner assured that the World Bank and its partners have shown serious commitment to tackling the challenge of erosion in the state.
He said that the funding from the World Bank would also help to finance two major erosion sites at Etim Usanga and Anua both in Uyo local government area.
Essien, however added that there were over 1,000 erosion sites across the 31 local government areas of the state.
He said that Gov. Udom Emmanuel was working assiduously to end flooding in some areas of Uyo, the state capital with emphasis on the perennial flood site at IBB Way.
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We need answer. Governor Udom should do the needful. Akwa Ibom deserves the best.

Source: Covenant Sunday from Uyo

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It is believed that the Akwa Ibom State government will take proactive measures soon than later in order to avert disaster in subsequent time

Atiku Abubakar Way Uyo