Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, is set to commission Osusu Road in Aba South LGA, Ebenma and Egege Roads in Aba North LGA, on Friday, 1st January, 2021, from 12 noon.
In a Release signed by the state Commissioner for Infornation, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, the Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu and the Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji have been invited to the projects commissioning which is a coninuation of the Governor’s project commissioning and inspection tours tagged Kinetic Abia which took off in August.
Others invited are:
I. Members of the State House of Assembly
II. Members of the State Executive Council
III. Members of the State Chapter of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) led by Hon Michael Ibe
IV. Chairman of Abia State PDP, Rt Hon. Asiforo Okere
V. Chairman and members of Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers
VI. State Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and other members of the clergy
VII. Members of the relevant Landlord Associations
VIII. President of Aba Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines & Agriculture
IX. Members of the Press
It will be recalled that an obviously elated Governor Ikpeazu on Thursday expressed joy via his official Twitter handle, @GovernorIkpeazu, over the completion of Osusu Road, Aba project.
“The completion of Osusu Road today sent torrents of nostalgic feelings about the plight of indigenes & residents of Osusu through my veins. The road had been derelict & forgotten! As at the last time I checked, way before the commencement of the construction of the road, plantain trees were freely flourishing on the road, commercial keke & okada riders could not ply Osusu Rd. Even waste management in that axis was not feasible because the evacuation trucks could not find thier way through. It got so bad that even EEDC had to cut off Osusu from the National Grid.
“Businesses & livelihoods ceased, life virtually came to a standstill to the extent that a whole storey building sold for just N7m compared to the price of similar buildings in surrounding areas! But today, alas, our Osusu Rd has “resurrected”, and it won’t die again, at least, not soon! It might not because true to type in this regime, we were able to do an end to end drainage which we connected to the Okigwe Rd drain heading to Aba River. We then did a 10″ concrete pavement with rod before we finally used 4″ asphalt as wearing course!
“Investors, especially tile merchants who saw the rigorous process have since moved into the road . Congratulations ndi Osusu, another one down, many more to come”, he promised!