Governor Okezie Ikpeazu says Federal Government need to look into the poor state of its roads in the state.
Governor Okezie ikpeazu has called on the Federal Government to look into the poor state of federal roads in the state with a view to fixing them.
He made the call while inspecting the progress of work on ongoing road projects embarked upon by his government in Abia North senatorial zone .
He said that he was particularly worried about the deplor- able state of the Umuahia-Oha- fia – Arochukwu Federal road, pointing out the repairing the road will give inhabitants of the area reprieve as well as attract investment to the area.
According to him, Arochukwu boasts of large deposits of limestone which could be tapped to enhance the economy of the state.
He disclosed that that the state is willing to do the Arochukwu road and collect some tolls if the federal government permits or to collaborate with the federal government to do the road on 50:50 or70:30 ratio.
The Governor further revealed that the federal government is planning some package for the states as it has asked them to report to it the state of federal infrastructure including buildings and expressed optimism that soon something positive will come the way of the state.
Dr. Ikpeazu who said he was happy that all the contractors handling the road projects were on site also commended them for their expertise, saying that he was especially pleased with the quality of work at the Okon bridge in Ohafia LGA.
He regretted that the major problem hampering the job was bad weather but however assured that 90 percent of the roads will be ready in the next 100 days.
Some of the roads inspected by the Governor during the visit include the Obulo Eziamaroad in Umunneochi LGA, The Nneato bridge, the Okon Aku bridge in Ohafia LGA, the Abiriba ringroad, Bende Idima Abam road, Ndi Oji – Ndiok- erekeArochukwu road in Aro- chukwu LGA.
– Emenike Ubani, Umuahia