[Incident Date corrected] A huge landslide occurred along Uyo-Oron Road in Oron Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State on Tuesday 25th June 2013. Reports say about 30 persons including women and children were displaced as a result of this landslide which completely washed away 2 houses!

We heard that a combined team of the National Emergency Management Agency [NEMA], Ministry of Works and Ministry of Environment had conducted an on the spot assessment of the landslide disaster.

Indications show that a building near the landslide site [Access Bank] is at a serious risk as it might be washed off too if this menace is not kept in check.

Since his assumption of office on May 29, 2007 as Governor of Akwa Ibom, Chief Godswill Obot Akpabio, CON has left no one in doubt that he came with a mission to serve his people and re-position the State as a model in Nigeria.
A little over five years since he was entrusted with that historic mandate, Chief Akpabio has confounded everyone with his monumental achievements that have led to the Uncommon Transformation of the State.
With remarkable feats like the Free and Compulsory education; Free Medical care for children, expectant mothers and the elderly; a brand new Governor’s Lodge; six new General Hospitals; Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Centre, to mention but a few, the Governor has proved his mettle and given the State a quantum leap.
We are sure he will commission his team members to commence swift action towards curtailing this
ticking time-bomb!
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives yesterday urged the Minister of Environment to ensure that a temporary measure was taken to repair the cut-off portion on Oron road, in Oron Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.It urged NEMA to send relief materials to displaced persons and assess the level of damage in order to compensate them.

Our heart-felt sympathy goes to the displaced families, we pray that help comes to them on time.

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