Federal Information Centre, Aba’s report.
Abia Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has flagged off the construction of 7 major roads in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of the State to give the city a face-lift.
The roads which are to be completed within the first 100 days of his administration include the Umuocham road, Old Express, Ukaegbu and Ehere roads. The rest are Umuola road, Kamalu road and Faulks road by Ariaria.
Speaking while flagging off construction of the roads, the Governor assured that quality job will be done on the roads while street lights will be installed on them.
According to him, work will be going on simultaneously on all the roads and stated that even though work has been done on some of the roads without much success in the past, more durable work will be done this time around.
The Governor stated that completion of Kamalu road which will link Okpulo Umuobu in Osisioma LGA will ease traffic in Aba, charged those who have attachments on the roads where construction is going on to remove such attachments immediately to quicken the pace of work.
He assured that contractors who deliver quality job will be awarded more contracts.
Earlier in his speech, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Mr. Richard Nwala gave undertaking that Government will give the roads accelerated supervision, assuring that quality work will be done on the roads.
The contractors also promised to deliver good job and at record time.
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