From BONIFACE OKORO, Umuahia
Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu commissioned two roads in continuation of the state-wide project inspection and commisioning program by the government.
Inaugurating the first phase of the Umuibe-Umuokereke Ngwa–Ntighauzo-Ibeme ring road in Obingwa, on Tuesday, Ikpeazu said the project was one of the many roads being constructed around that area.
He disclosed that the second phase of the road project would stretch to Akpaa and would be completed before December while assuring that the contractor would do a quality work on the road.
The Commissioner for Works, Bob Ogu, assured the communities that Road passed through of the commitment of the state to start the second phase of the road, which would terminate at Akpaa.
He enjoined the people to protect the road and assist the contractor to achieve government’s goal.
The Chairman, Transition Committee, Obingwa Local Government Area, Chief Kingsley Nnaji, commended the Governor for the road.
He explained that the road cuts across the five wards in Agalaba in Obingwa LGA and expressed hope that the second phase of the road would be expedited.
The Governor also commissioned the Umuene-Obikabia road and unveiled the Ururuka statue built at the Obikabia round-about built in memory of the late Minister of Works in the old Eastern Region, Chief Paul Ururuka.
Ikpeazu described the road as strategic, as it would enhance economic activities around Aba and environs and Isiala Ngwa North and South LGAs of the State.
According to him, the road now provides alternative route to Aba and Umuahia.
Deputy Governor, Ude Oko Chukwu, recalled that the Obikabia junction and its axis was where the administration commenced construction five years ago.
He noted the significant change in the area and commended the governor for putting smiles on the face of the people by fixing the road.