Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has assured that the thirty-four kilometers Ndioji-Ndiokereke-Arochukwu road would be ready by this December.
Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu made this public while receiving in audience, the Prelate and General Moderator, Presbyterian church, Nigeria, Most Rev. Nzien Nsi Eke and his entourage.
He Noted that his efforts to fix some federal government roads in the State, including Ohanko road, Umuahia- Ohafia-Arochukwu road among others have always suffered set backs as a result of litigations from some people who claim to be fedral governmrnt contractors in charge of the roads, but are being owed by such agencies like NDDC.
However, Governor Ikpeazu disclosed that in spite of distractions his administration has released two billion naira mobilization funds to the contractor handling the Port Harcourt road, in Aba
The Governor, who reassured that he would continue to handle security issues in the State, informed that Abia seems to be at security risk because, the State is in the confluence of seven States, where criminal activities could spill-over from neighbouring States . He promised to continue to create options for youths who are ready to work.
He requested the church to de-emphasize prosperity sermons that are now order of the day, but ensure such virtues like love, patience Christ-centred and moral lessons are taught.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation, Most Rev. Nzie Nsi Eke thanked the Governor for appointing some of his members to positions of authority, appreciated the achievements of Governor Ikpeazu in the State and said he came to pray for the government and people of Abia State.
He pledged the support of the entire members of the Presbyterian church to Governor Ikpeazu and requested that Umuahia-Ohafia-Arochukwu road be fixed to enable students and residents of the area have access road.