Ikpeazu Orders Palliative Works Along Uzuakoli – Ohafia Federal Highway

Oct 28, 2019 - 20:45
Jan 22, 2021 - 22:50
Ikpeazu Orders Palliative Works Along Uzuakoli – Ohafia Federal Highway

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the State Ministry of Works to execute immediate palliative intervention along the erosion ravaged Uzuakoli – Ohafia segment of Umuahia – Ohafia federal highway in Abia North area of the state.

Speaking during the closing ceremony of the three-day retreat organised for members of the state executive council at Addrex Hotel in Aba, Governor Ikpeazu expressed displeasure over the failed state of the road which is being handled by the NDDC. He therefore directed the state ministry of works to deploy Abia State Road Maintenance Agency (ABROMA) along that stretch of road to ensure that the distressed portions are fixed for smooth traffic during the coming Yuletide season.

“We cannot afford to wait for the federal government while our communities are cut off by erosion. I don’t care about getting refunds or not from the federal government for the money we will spend to fix that road as we cannot just fold our hands and watch our people suffer because a road is categorized as federal road. The commissioner for works must head out immediately and ensure that the road is fixed urgently”, he said.

While further expressing frustrations over the poor quality work done along the road and others in the state by contractors of the Niger Delta Development Commision (NDDC), Governor Ikpeazu called on the state ministry of works to also intervene immediately along the road leading to Ameke – Ibeku in Umuahia North LGA in order to get it fixed alongside the collapsed bridge leading to the community.

Furthermore, he directed the commissioner for works to fully take charge of the ongoing palliative works along Ururuka Road to ensure that quality work is done by the contractors handling it as well as supervise the ongoing operation zero-pothole at Aba and Umuahia respectively.

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Chidi Igwe I was born in Nigeria and trained in Canada. With a Master of Arts in linguistics from the University of Regina, and PhD from Dalhousie University, I am currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Regina. I have taught French language and linguistics in various institutions, including the French Language Centre, Awka and Dalhousie University, Halifax. I am the author of Taking Back Nigeria from 419, published in 2007, and many scholarly articles in reputable academic journals. I am a passionate servant of the people.