- Abia state, Southeast Nigeria is famous in the country due to its commercial strength and businesses particularly its city, Aba
- Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has been a subject of criticism for a long time due to the deplorable nature of major roads in some parts of the state
The Abia state governor late Friday night of November 6 revealed some of the reasons for the dilapidated roads and what his government has done so far at easing the life of commuters.
Some photos and videos were made available on the Twitter handle of the Abia state governor (@GovernorIkpeazu) in order to inform the public on what has been done so far.
“Abia as a State bordered by seven other States is replete with a number of federal roads cutting across the State into other States. However, almost all of such roads are in a state of total disrepair, causing untold hardship to road users from across the country.”
Governor Ikpeazu added the following and stated:
“I call for the urgent intervention of @NigeriaGov in revamping these roads which include: Aba-PH segment of Enugu-PH Highway, Aba-Ikot Ekpene & Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene Roads linking Abia to Akwa Ibom & Cross River States & Umuahia-Ohafia-Arochukwu Rd among others.”
The Abia state governor went on to make it known that a major road was renovated. He stated:
“Given that our people have trade & commerce as their main source of livelihood, landlocking Abia will amount to asphyxiation of our citizens.
“Save for the alternative new road we did between Akwa Ibom and Aba through Ekwereazu, the plight of our traders….
..would have been unimaginable! We therefore appeal for immediate FGN intervention on these roads including Osisioma Owerrinta through the NNPC Depot in Osisioma where we have been stopped from continuing our work by @FMWHNIG through a letter we received just yesterday (Wednesday, November 4).”