The State Government is set to establish a clay processions factory in Ikot Ebekpo Ikot/Ebidang axis of Onna Local Government Area.
The Commissioner for Works, Mr. Ephraim Inyangeyen dropped the hint when he inspected roads in Uyo, Ikot Ekpene, Ikono, Mkpat-Enin and Onna Local Government Areas.
Mr. Ephraim Inyangeyen said Ikot Ebidang in Onna Local Government Area has massive deposits of clay capable of sustaining a clay factory.
He said the establishment of an industry with clay as the major raw material and the construction of the Ikot Ebekpo/Ikot Ebidang road, will open up the area, create employment opportunities and spur investors to the state.
Inspecting the 6.5 kilometre road starting from Aka-Etinan Road to Ring Road Three in Uyo, the Commissioner commended the efforts of the contractor handling the road project.
He noted that the road will on completion boast of side drains, and street lights on both sides.
Responding, the Site Engineer of the construction company, Mr. Anthony Ojo promised that the project will be completed ahead of schedule.
Proceeding to Ndon Ide road which leads to Ikot Ekpene/Abak Road, the former Deputy Governor of the State, Sir Michael Udofia commended the Commissioner for visiting the area which he said has been left abandoned for more than eight years.
In Ikono Local Government Area he inspect the Mbiafun Nkwongo/Nung Ukim road where the College of Arts and Science is located.
He said government is committed to creating access roads in the area to enhance the utilization of the Computer Laboratory and other facilities in the College.
The Provost of the College of Arts and Science, Mr. Edward Ekpenyong, expressed delight that development has been brought to the area.
The youth leader of Nung Ukim, Isaac Akpan expressed gratitude to the Governor for his development strides.
At the Permanent Site of the Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area, the Commissioner said the construction of the site is important so as to create a conducive teaching and learning environment.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Eno Ibanga thanked the State Government for its effort in developing the institution.
The Commissioner also inspected the Awa Iman Road project in Onna Local Government Area.