The Akwa Ibom State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists has called on the Governor Udom Emmanuel-led administration to ensure the speedy completion of the Ikot Oku Ikono Fly-over project in Uyo.
The Union made the appeal during its Congress on Friday, October 30 during a deliberation on the state of the State.
In a communique issued at the end of the congress and signed by Comrade Amos Etuk, State Chairman of the Union and Comrade Dominic Akpan, State Chapter Secretary, the Union observed that the diversions to and from the adjourning routes linking the junction were too narrow, rough and filled with gallops thus, causing series of ghastly accidents and death daily.
The Union therefore called on the State Government to intervene in the plight of the road users by increasing the pace of work on the project for the convenience of its citizens.
Amongst other things, the Union condemned the alleged killings in Nkari, Ini Local Government Area by persons from Usaka village in Abia State and called on the State Government and security agencies to redouble their efforts in stopping the mayhem and fish out the killers for prosecution.
It also tasked security agencies on the long-drawn cult clashes in Inen communities, Oruk Anam Local Government Area, which had claimed many lives and displaced over 3000 natives.
Similarly, Congress urged the State Government to look into the demands of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Akwa Ibom State Council to avert the planned labour strike.
Congress also condemned the destruction of public and private property by hoodlums in Akwa Ibom State, under the guise of #EndSARS protest, while urging relevant authorities in the State to evacuate the decomposing corpse at Ikpa road for the sake of public health and safety.
Highlights of the Congress was a presentation on the state of the Nation by Obong (Arc) Victor Attah, former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and a paper by Mr. Nsikak Idiong, Ph.D, of the University of Uyo, on Strengthening Government – Media Relations.