Abandoned NDDC bridges, other projects threaten lives of A’Ibom

By Bassey Anthony, Uyo


Three bridges abandoned by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in Uquo and Ikpa communities in Esit Eket local government area of Akwa Ibom State are posing grave danger to natives of the areas.

The bridges are part of an 8 kilometres Uquo-Ikot Ubo and Ikpa-Ikot Ubo road project awarded by the NDDC in 2013 to Osmoserve, an indigenous construction company but abandoned midway.

Other abandoned NDDC projects in the area include the Stadium road and the Stadium complex sited in Uquo, the headquarters of Esit Eket.

Our correspondent, who visited the community over the weekend following diatressed calls from natives, observed that the bridges have collapsed thereby denying natives free human and vehicular movements.

It was learnt that so many indigenes of the community particularly the young and aged have sustained life-threatening injuries while trying to cross the ramshackle bridges to their farms and schools.

A middle aged woman is said to have…

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