Akwa Ibom Government is set to investigate the cause of the recent flooding in some parts of Uyo, the state capital to forestall re-occurrence.
On Monday last week, some places in Uyo mainly Ukana Offot, Atiku Abubakar, IBB Streets and Ekom Iman junction, among others were rendered impassable after heavy rains.
Akwa Ibom Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio, who announced this during the Government House monthly prayer meeting held at St. John’s Chaplaincy, Uyo, assured the flood victims of readiness to rise to the situation.
He said: “I want to investigate and know the root cause of the flood because we have invested much constructing underground drainage system in the state.”
Chief Akpabio expressed shock at the flooding in some parts of Uyo despite the huge resources put in to combat the menace. He also announced the constitution of a committee headed by Engr. Etido Inyang, Special Adviser on Technical Matters to investigate the cause.
The Governor said: “Last year even when the entire Niger Delta was flooded, Akwa Ibom State was exempted. The incident in the state is strange.”
He said he would join President Goodluck Jonathan to Holy Land on Christian pilgrimage Wednesday this week, and pointed out that this would afford him and other Christian Governors an opportunity to pray for the progress of the nation, ascribing the transformation in the State to a robust partnership with God.
“When you are in partnership with God, what you have is transformation. We are partnership with an uncommon God and what we have is Uncommon Transformation,” the Governor added.
Earlier in his homily, Hon. Justice Godwin Abraham who preached on the topic “Sacrifice of Unity”, had said: “It takes sacrifice to be united. Jesus Christ sacrificed his life to unite the world with God. Man is naturally disunited in nature and disunity is a consequence of evil”.