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Uyo Recreational Park, Ravine Reclamation Project Take New Shape

...As Gov Eno Orders Relocation Of Persons Within Area

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno, has ordered the immediate relocation of families and the demolition of structures within areas of the ongoing Uyo-Ewet gully erosion reclamation and beautification project, as the contracting firm assured that phase one of the recreational park has reached an advanced stage.

Addressing one of the residents in the area during an unscheduled visit to the project site, the governor directed the Commissioner for Lands, Captain Iniobong Ekong, to ensure immediate relocation to enable the smooth implementation of the project plan.

He noted that beyond attacking major gully erosion in the area, the government aims to create wealth out of the waste by reclaiming the once inaccessible, abandoned and life-threatening ravine.

Managing Director, Bulletine Construction Company Limited, Chief Faysal Harb (2nd left) briefs Gov. Umo Eno

The governor, who unexpectedly took a tour around the site despite the hectic month-long anniversary activities that climaxed on Wednesday, May 29, said the trees and forest within the area should be pruned to create the desired scenic atmosphere.

He expressed delight at the pace of work, which is at a very advanced stage, and assured that when completed, children and their parents, from within and outside the state, will have a good facility for relaxation.

Giving an insight into the project, the Managing Director of the contracting firm, Bulletine Construction Company Limited, Chief Faysal Harb, noted that phase one of the recreational park, which has a golf course, football pitch, lawn tennis court, basketball, volleyball, and children’s playground, among others, is taking shape.

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Recall that on his first visit some months ago, the Udo Inwang Street axis of the site completely collapsed at the Etim Okon Usanga intersection, and the governor had assured that upon completion, the hitherto dangerous ravine would be converted into a recreational facility that would be a tourists’ delight.
At the time of the visit, the collapsed and inaccessible areas had been restored and made passable, including the extension that Governor Eno had added to the contract to prevent the Uyo Custodial Centre from collapsing.

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