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Monday, January 16, 2017

Abia Communities Jubilate As Govt Repairs Neglected Highway

Abia State communities along Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene federal road trooped to the failed spot of the highway at Okwe Ukwu in Ikwuano Local Council to witness the flag-off of the repair work approved by the Federal Government.





It was learnt that the rehabilitation work on the road was last effected 25 years ago, except for occasional sand-filling done by the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) at different times.


At the flag-off of the road repair at the weekend, both the senator representing Abia Central, Chief Theodore Orji and House of Representatives member for Ikwuano/Umuahia Constituency, Chief Sam Onuigbo, praised the Federal Government and the Works Ministry for coming to the rescue of road users.
FERMA representative at the ceremony, Abraham Akange, an engineer, said when the road was constructed many years ago, it was not envisaged that it would absorb the volume of heavy traffic it does at present, hence he recommended that this should be taken into account in its reconstruction plan.



While clamouring for quality materials to be used in the repair to prevent early failure of the road, he appealed for the necessary cooperation of the resident communities with the contractor, Ferotex Construction Company Ltd., whose scope of contract covers the critically failed sections of the road that is about three kilometres.

Chairman of Ikwuano Local Council Traditional Rulers Council, King Larry Agwu said: “If we had a say, we would not have supported FERMA handling this repair again this time around because the agency failed to do laudable work in the past.

“We shall give both the contractor and FERMA the cooperation and assistance they demand, hoping that they will do quality work this time and we wont have any reason to lament on this road again.”


In attendance at the ceremony were community leaders, traditional rulers, Ikwuano Local Council chairman, Major Emma Awa (Rtd), his predecessors, some serving and past office holders of the council, and officials of FERMA, among others.

from guardian.ng


22 comments:

  1. Waooooo that is my place oooo. Ikwuano Oboro. Thank God, now i can give my car out to my mum and my bros to travel to the village for my aunt's burial. It is very well.

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    1. Nne,ibu onye ebe anyi.abum onye ariam.

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    2. Really? I'm from amaba/oboro.

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    3. Finally!!! When i passed that road and entered Akwaibom last month, i knew that Akwaibom and Abua were not mates. The difference was too clear. Akwaibom rocks

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  2. This is good news


    They should also speed up Calabar ITU road mbok......one hour journey for that road fit take 7hours due to poor road






    @Galore

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    1. Galore say no more.... You don't know your village! Calabar-Itu? Are you kidding me?

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    2. Galore when was the last time you used that route.... think they fixed it a bit. . It's an hour now from Itu to Odukpani junction.

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  3. Ikpeazu is working, I traveled to Abia state (Aba) this festive period, I saw a new Aba, there is nothing like heap of dirt on every corner of Aba, more of good road, street light, etc. Like seriously the man dey try well well.

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    1. Seriously?in all Aba or one side of Aba,have that death trap P.H road been repaired?

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    2. Anon said more of good ROAD,street LIGHT...so,its a road that has bn fixed and a street light too...
      Putting a square peg in a round hole...

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  4. Best ever for Abia people because during my Nysc I used the road to akwa Ibom and the ways vehicles fall off road is something else, not to talk of raining season. Am happy for them and may the contractors do quality work .

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  5. Salaries first...roads are not the major issues now.Belle first.

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    1. Good move. But I think he needs to extend to Uratta and Obohia roads. They are in a terrible state. Fix Obohia road, so that people living in Port Harcourt road axis can boycott the road to their destinations without problems till th federal government decides to fix Portharcourt road.

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    2. Lol...Stomach infrastructure first








      @Galore

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    3. Uratta and obohia roads are not even in any state now...they are far from terrible (complete write off)

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  6. Do Ikotekpene Aba road that road need urgent attention

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  7. Yimu you need to see those so called "road rehabilitation" so sub-standard, its when the rains come we'll know how far.clueless govt!

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  8. Good. They should fix the road leading to Arochukwu.

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    1. Yes, the Ohafia-Aro Road, starting from Akannu.

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  9. Awww... That my local government o... Ikwuano, Oboro, Amaoba....

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