Icpeazu mourns poor state of federal roads in Abia
The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezi Ikpeazu, has called on the federal government to take urgent action on the poor state of federal roads in the state.
The Governor noted in a series of tweets via his official Twitter account @GovernorIkpeazu that nearly all of the roads linking Abia to other states have been completely destroyed. He expressed concern about the enormous challenges this poses for road users and entrepreneurs.
“Abia, as a state bordering seven other states, is full of numerous federal roads leading through the state to other states. However, almost all of these roads are completely destroyed, creating enormous difficulties for road users across the country.
“I ask @NigeriaGov to urgently intervene in the repair of these roads, which include: the Aba-PH segment of the Enugu-PH highway, the Aba-Ikot Ekpene and Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene roads that connect Abia to Akwa Ibom and Cross River states, and Umuahiya. “Among other things, Ohafia-Arochukwu Rd,” he said.
Governor Icpeazu, whose administration has built alternative roads to other states, feared that Abia could remain landlocked if nothing was done to urgently save the situation.
He went on to say that the state had received a letter from the federal government demanding it stop ongoing construction work along the federal road.
“Since our people use trade and commerce as their main source of livelihood, the blockade of the sea in Abia will strangle our citizens. Were it not for the new alternative route we made between Akwa Ib and Aba via Equerease, the position of our merchants would have been unimaginable!
“We therefore ask FGN to immediately intervene in these roads, including Osisioma Owerrinta, through the NNPC depot in Osisioma, where the Feferal Ministry of Works has prohibited us from continuing our work because of a letter we received just yesterday,” he concluded.