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Gov Otti pledges to expand roads leading to Abia


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Governor Alex Otti of Abia has vowed to expand and improve the outlook of all roads leading into the state to mark it out from its neighbours.

Mr Otti made the promise on Sunday in Aba while inaugurating Udeagbala Road alongside two others, namely, Umuimo Road and Old Express Road, all in Aba, Abia.

The governor thanked the people of Umueze for supporting the work and Craneburg Construction Limited for the high-quality work done on the road.

He urged the company to speedily deliver the Osaa Road in Umuahia with quality before moving to OnuImo Road, which leads to Abia’s boundary with Imo state.

“Every entry point into Abia will look different; be it Owerrinta, OnuImo, Umudike, or Njeghese near Onitcha Ngwa, anywhere you are approaching Abia from, once you enter Abia, you will know that you have entered Abia,’’ he said.

Mr Otti said the government team sat with the contractor and redesigned Udeagbala Road to strengthen the quality of the road.

The Abia Commissioner for Works, Otumchere Otti, said completing the three roads in Aba was another milestone in the governor’s administration.

He said Mr Otti had seven weeks ago inaugurated Cemetery Road phase 1, Emelogu and Shalom Roads with high quality and thanked the governor for allowing him to help change Abia’s status.

The commissioner said the roads had drainage systems to discharge water into the Aba River and were fitted with street lights.

He called on the road users and persons living nearby to use wisely to ensure they did not jeopardise their serviceability.

A trader whose stall is at the Udeagbala / Umuamaocha Road junction, Ahamefula Amuta, said the traders were happy that the governor considered their plight and rehabilitated the road.


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