Member Representing Uyo State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Hon. Anietie Eka, during today’s plenary raised concern over massive destruction caused by devastating tropical wind in Nung Asang Ikono, and Ikot Ebo Villages in Uyo Local Government Area and called for urgent government intervention.

Hon. Eka raised the concern on the floor of the House by way of matter of urgent public importance titled: Massive Destruction Caused by Devastating Tropical Wind Storm in Nung Asang Ikono and Ikot Ebo Communities in Uyo Local Government Area.

In a three prayer, Hon. Eka urged the State delegation including the State Emergency Management Agency to undertake an assessment of the extent of damage occasioned by the natural disaster with a view to providing relief and aid to these affected communities and those displaced by the windstorm.

He also prayed for government to urge the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare to intervene and provide succor to the affected homeless widows and children.

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He urged the House to mandate the relevant House committee or special committee to liase with the various agencies of government towards providing a proactive emergency management and response to Akwa Ibom citizens.

The speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey, directed the House Committee on Environment to collaborate with the State Emergency Management Agency, look into the matter and report back to the House within one week.