Members of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Committee on Works and Transport have urged residents of Uruan Akpan Andem community to protect government facilities against any form of vandalism.
The chairman of the committee, Otobong Bob gave the advice on Tuesday when he led other members for an on-the-spot assessment of the level of completion of the market project in the area.
He appealed that the users of the facility should imbibe proper maintenance culture and ensure that issues of vandalism were tackled.
Bob, who is also the member representing Nsit Ubium State constituency, explained that the inspection was part of their oversight functions.
He also assured that the request for completion of other parts of Johnson Street would be recommended to the Governor.
While taking the Committee round the project, the Contractor, Engr. Uwem Okoko explained that the project had been very demanding.
“Along Ndiya street, drainage is available to deflood the central park of the market. We also had to run asphalt. We also undertook partial reconstruction of Johnson Street and internal roads inside the market.
“We also have the water project which has a tank litre of 20,000. We have done reticulation and the water is safe for drinking,” he narrated.
In his remarks, the Deputy Speaker and member representing Itu State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Kufre Abasi Edidem tasked the Chairman of the Market Union to ensure that the drainages were not blocked.