The Abia State governor Okezie Ikpeazu has assured of his commitment in the state development to complete all unfinished project before the end of his tenure, 2023.
The Governor made this known during the rehabilitation of Immaculate road, Aba. He promised that he would “ensure Osisioma Ngwa flyover, Eziukwu, Omuma, Ngwa roads and other project would be concluded before his successor takes over from him, and the roads would not be revisited, since they are done with rigid pavement technology”.
Ikpeazu, however, noted that “it was appropriate to build roads with drainage, adding that immaculate heart road which was constructed with cement pavement technology would last more than 25 years.
Governor Ikpeazu said: ”We don’t do roads without drainage. The roads I have done would outlive my tenure. This road was done with cement pavement technology; there is a guarantee that it will last more than 25 years. The only way we can improve our growth of infrastructure is for the ones we have done will last for us to also do others.
“We will continue to commission roads till the last day of this administration. I want to thank members of the House of Assembly for their support. Without their support, it will be difficult to get the funds to do these roads. I want to ask them to continue to support us because the power we hold is in trust for the people and the essence of Government is to do that which will lead to a better life for the people.”
The deputy governor, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, also explained that the continuous commissioning of roads by the present administration is a fulfillment of its campaign promises.
Similarly, Commissioner for Works, Elder Bob Ogu said the road was very important to the economic growth of the state and assured that street lights would soon be installed on the road. Ogu disclosed that the next phase of the road project would be the construction of a bridge linking Ogbor Hill, adding that “the design of the bridge is ready”.
The Chairman, Osisioma Ngwa council, Chief Christian Kamalu, had earlier appreciated the governor for the show of love to the people and listed several other roads delivered by the governor in the area.
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News | July 10, 2021