Abia: Gov Ikpeazu set to commission 3 road projects on New Year Day
Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu is set to commission Osusu Road in Aba South Local Government Area, Ebenma and Egege Roads in Aba North LGA, on Friday, 1st January, 2021.
In a press release signed by the State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu and made available to DAILY POST on Thursday, the Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu and the Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Chinedum Orji have been invited to the projects commissioning which is a coninuation of the Governor’s project commissioning and inspection tours tagged “Kinetic Abia” which took off in August.
According to the release, others invited are members of the State House of Assembly.
“Members of the State Executive Council III. Members of the State Chapter of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) led by Hon Michael Ibe.
“Chairman of Abia State PDP, Rt Hon. Asiforo Okere.
“Chairman and members of Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers.
“State Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and other members of the clergy.
“Members of the relevant Landlord Associations.
“President of Aba Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines & Agriculture.
“Members of the Press.
However, DAILY POST recalls that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Thursday expressed joy via his official Twitter handle, over the completion of Osusu Road, Aba project.
Ikpeazu wrote”the completion of Osusu Road today sent torrents of nostalgic feelings about the plight of indigenes & residents of Osusu through my veins. The road had been derelict & forgotten! As at the last time I checked, way before the commencement of the construction of the road, plantain trees were freely flourishing on the road, commercial keke & okada riders could not ply Osusu Rd. Even waste management in that axis was not feasible because the evacuation trucks could not find thier way through. It got so bad that even EEDC had to cut off Osusu from the National Grid.
“Businesses & livelihoods ceased, life virtually came to a standstill to the extent that a whole storey building sold for just N7m compared to the price of similar buildings in surrounding areas! But today, alas, our Osusu Rd has “resurrected”, and it won’t die again, at least, not soon! It might not because true to type in this regime, we were able to do an end to end drainage which we connected to the Okigwe Rd drain heading to Aba River. We then did a 10″ concrete pavement with rod before we finally used 4″ asphalt as wearing course!
“Investors, especially tile merchants who saw the rigorous process have since moved into the road. Congratulations ndi Osusu, another one down, many more to come”, he promised!