Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has formally flagged off the construction of the Umuaro-Nenu road in Obingwa LGA.
Speaking while flagging off the road, the Governor said the road will be extended to 10 kilometres to link Akwa Ibom State, pointing out that the road has tremendous economic value as neighbouring States of Akwa Ibom and Cross River would now have access to markets in the area and beyond.
While promising that the road will stand the test of time, he further assured that the contractor will not leave the site until the job is completed. He urged the contractor to do a quality job and enjoined the people of Nenu to support the contractor to realize the project.
The Executive Chairman of Obingwa LGA, Hon. Micheal Ibe Nwoke welcomed the Governor to Obingwa and assured him that the council will always support his administration.
Earlier in his speech, the Commissioner for Works, Bob Chiedozie Ogu said the 6.5 kilometres road will be expeditiously carried out while assuring that the road will enhance the quality of life of the people of the Mgboko Umuanunu Ancient Kingdom, Obingwa and Abia State as a whole.
Also speaking at the event, the Federal Commissioner representing Abia State at the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMFAC), Dr. Chris Akomas who thanked the Governor for flagging-off the construction of the road few days after making the promise appealed to the Governor to expand the culverts on the road and promised that their youths will support the contractor to realize the Project.
Dr. Akomas who is a former Deputy Governor of Abia State and a son of Nenu Community also asked the contractor to take special look at some points on the road where flooding occurs. He made it clear that history will remember Governor Ikpeazu for building the first ever tarred road into Nenu Community.
Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
7th January, 2021.