Residents Of Ikot Ekpuk In Oruk Anam Local Government Demand State And Federal Presence
The residents of Ikot Ekpuk in Oruk Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State have called both the State and Federal Government to come to their rescue as the State and Federal Government has forgotten that the Community exists.
A resident of the community, Iboro Alexander who spoke to Swift Reporters said that during the campaign, politicians do come to the community to campaign and promise to fix the road and bring electricity to the community but immediately after the election, nobody bothers about the community again.
“The Government official keeps coming for inspection of roads without doing anything. They deceive us during elections to get our votes. This is a road that leads to Aba and a major market in the Local Government, Alexander said.
Ikot Ekpuk is located on the A342 highway that parallels the coast, between Calabar to the southeast and Aba to the west, with the state capital, Uyo, on this road just to the east. Umuahia is the next major town to the north.
Ikot Ekpene is known as a regional center of commerce, with notable exports of palm products, especially palm oil, kernels, raffia products including raffia fibers and its wine, and ground crops of yams, cassava, taro, and corn.