Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has called on the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs to complete the Obehe-Akwaibom State road, Aba-Azumiri road and other road projects it has abandoned in Abia State.
The Governor also reiterated the need for the inclusion of Abia State in the amnesty programme of the Federal government, saying that the State is perhaps, the only State of the Niger Delta without youth restiveness and it is yet to gain from such peaceful deposition.
Dr. Ikpeazu was speaking at the Executive Chambers of Government House during a courtesy call on him by Pastor Useni Uguru Useni, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs. The Governor, who stressed the need to have an interconnectivity of roads among the Niger Delta States, informed that he has created two alternative roads that lead to Akwa Ibom to ensure those who come from Akwaibom, Cross River and other nearby States access Ariaria International Market and other markets in Aba easily.
Speaking earlier, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Useni Uguru Useni said his team was in the State for the third National Council Meeting on Niger Delta Region, where issues of fostering synergy among the States of the region.
He appreciated the Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu for accepting to host the conference in the State. Pastor Useni, who also appreciated Abia State government for its industrial strive, pointed out that, the industrial strive was one of the reasons the Vice President has been visiting the severally and thanked Governor for the hospitality he has extended to them.