Senator representing Abia North Senatorial district, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu has called on the governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu to consider rebuilding Umuahia -Uzuakoli -Akara-Alayi-Igbere- Item-Abiriba-Ohafia road.
Describing the road as important, the Senate Chief Whip said contrary to insinuations, the road is not a federal government but state road.
The former Governor in a post in his verified Facebook handle said he had earlier appropriated the sum of one billion Naira as part of the 2021 capital project noted that the Ministry of Works is yet to commence work on the road.
While stating that as a governor of Abia State, he built and maintained the road, the federal lawmaker called on Gov. Ikpeazu to reduce the sufferings people pass through on the road by immediately intervening to repair it.
He said, “This is an appeal to my state Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu to consider rebuilding one of the important state roads in Abia : Umuahia -Uzuakoli -Akara-Alayi-Igbere- Item-Abiriba-Ohafia road. Against certain insinuations, the road is a state road and not federal road. Despite not falling into my senatorial role, I had initially appropriated One billion naira as part of the 2021 capital project but the Federal Ministry of Work is yet take action on it .
” When I was Governor, I built the road and maintained it . Ever since I left , there has been no new investment on the road despite being one of the busiest roads in Abia. I am calling and appealing to the state Governor to ease off the stress on that road by taking urgent action on it .”
Recall that the state government had on Thursday announced that contractors working in various sites across the state had been mobilised to start work as dry season sets it.
The roads where contractors are expected to commence work are Port Harcourt Road, Aba, Omuma Road, Aba, Cemetery Road with spur on Cameroun Road, Ehi Road, Railway Road, Ohanku Road, Obohia Road , and the link Road between Ukwa East and Ukwa West Local Governments.
Barr. Eze Chikamnayo, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy stated that work will also soon commence on Faulks Road Aba in furtherance of the avowed determination of the Gov. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, to continually put smiles on the faces of Abians.