The former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has lauded the Abia government for its efforts to develop infrastructure in the state. He made the commendation yesterday in Aba while commissioning Umuola road, Kamalu road and Oomnne drive constructed by the government.
He urged the people of Aba not to sabotage the efforts of the government, saying they should support the governor because he is an “achiever.”
Obasanjo noted that since Aba is the hub for economic activities for the South-East, if its roads and infrastructure are in good shape, it would augur well for the people of the South-East and South-South.
He urged the government to pay attention to the development of agriculture, education, health, communication, transportation and power sectors.
The former president opined that if the government would pay attention to the development of these sectors, poverty would be reduced.
He advised the government to continuously evolve programmes that would help the state enhance the quality of its human resources and boost socio-economic development.
In his remark, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, said that his administration had taken the decision to rehabilitate all roads in the state to boost commerce and industry.
He said that in its efforts to beautify the town, improve security and increase the hours of business, the government plans to install street lights on the roads.
Mr Eziuche Ubani, the Commissioner for Works, said that the three roads were constructed with “cement platform’’ to prolong their life span.
He said that the government plans to solve the problem of flooding in the state with the construction of “solid drainage system.’ [NAN]
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