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Ikpeazu commissions road in Aba, to complete ongoing projects before 2023

The governor assured that he would complete all ongoing projects before the end of his tenure in 2023.

• July 10, 2021

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has commissioned the newly reconstructed Immaculate Heart Avenue, done by his administration, in continuation of his “Kinetic Abia Inspection and Commissioning Programme.” 

At the commissioning, the governor promised to complete the Osisioma flyover, Eziukwu, Omuma, Ngwa Roads and other strategic projects embarked upon by his administration before the end of his tenure.

Governor Ikpeazu further reassured that no road done by his administration would be revisited by his successor as the roads are done with rigid pavement technology.

The Governor, who noted that it is wrong to build roads without drainages, assured that the Immaculate Heart Avenue road which is constructed with rigid pavement technology has a lifespan of nothing less than 25 years.

The State Chief Executive also promised to continue to work selflessly for Ndi Abia until he leaves office, and thanked the Speaker and members of the Abia State House of Assembly for being key players in the success of his administration.

“I want to thank members of the House of Assembly for their support. Without their support it will be difficult to get the funds to do these roads.

I want to ask them to continue to support us because the power we hold is in trust for the people and the essence of Government is to do that which will lead to better life for the people”, the Governor said.

Speaking, the Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, said that the road is very critical to the residents of the area in particular and the people of Aba in general, adding that the continuous commissioning of roads by the present administration is a proof that the administration has fulfilled its campaign promises. He assured that the Governor will continue to commission more roads until 2023. 

Also Speaking, the Speaker Abia State House of Assembly, Chief Chinedum Orji, Chairman, House Committee on Works, Ginger Onwusibe, and other members said, based on the achievements of the Governor, they will do everything within their powers to assist him do more of such roads for the people. 

They said anyone who does not appreciate the efforts of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in infrastructural development does not love Abia State, pointing out that the House is proud of him and will continue to support him in taking Abia to higher heights. 

Also Speaking, the Commissioner for Works, Elder Bob Ogu, said the road is very important to the economic growth of the area and State, adding that street lights will be installed soonest while the road will connect the Ogbor Hill area of Aba. 

In an address presented on behalf of the Chairman, Osisiọma Ngwa LGA, Christian Kamalu, the Deputy Chairman, thanked the Governor for the show  of love to the people and said they will not take it for granted. 

He said the people of Osisiọma deeply appreciate Governor Ikpeazu’s benevolence to the Council and listed several other roads constructed and delivered by the Governor including the ones currently under construction.

In their various speeches, former Commissioner for Transport & Housing, Prince Enyinnaya Ubani, President of the Aba Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ACCIMA), Sir Lawrence Obetta, the Chairman Landlords Association, Immaculate Heart Avenue Road, Aba, Prince Nwaeze and a representative of SS Anthony & Jude Catholic Parish, Rev Fr Francis Onuoha, thanked the Governor and noted that the development will help checkmate the activities of hoodlums in the area as security agents can now patrol the vicinity seamlessly.

The Secretary to the State Government, Barrister Chris Ezem, Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, State PDP Chairman, Sir Alwell Asiforo Okere, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Governor, Sir Don Ubani, the state Chairman, Abia State Traditional Rulers Council, Eze Joseph Nwabeke among other stakeholders and interest groups witnessed the ceremony.

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