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Two communities in Uyo vows to interrupt the World Cup qualifier match over the weekend

Over 200 youths of the communities, Obio Ofot and Obio Etoi, in Uyo, where Godswll Akpabio International Stadium is sighted have released threats to deeply interrupt the upcoming World Cup qualifying match over the weekend between Zambia and Nigeria.

Their reasons for such threats is for Akwa ibom state government to act in accordance with the promises made to them.

The youths that was numbered over 200 supposed that following the well constructed Stadium, the members of the communities are without job and have no roads even as the government promised before the commencement of the construction.

The youth leader of Obio Etoi village, Sunday Peters, who headed the demonstration, revealed that since 2011, when Julius Berger started work, the people of the communities have not met any improvement in their standard of living, “The company blocked all diversion ways to the community with their heavy equipment and machines, at a point we had to sell our land to maintain the road. That is why we are crying to the state government and we will continue to cry until something is done” he said.

He further said that ever since the construction started, the village had become flooded as their equipment restricted free movement of water way.

The leader of Obio Etoi, Eteidung Ezekiel Inyang Ekott, explained that they are not having in mind to stop the World Cup match to be played, that they are trying to alert the government to act in accordance to the needful.

He explained that continuous letters have been sent to the state government concerning the issue on ground and the government continue to play deaf ears. 

The state Commissioner of Works, Ephraim Inyang, alongside the Information commissioner, visited the demonstration and said that the road had been booked for construction, revealing that the work will kick off in the next 7 days.

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