Ikpeazu Commissions More Roads, Unveils Ururuka Statue

September 02 03:14 2020

Abia State Governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu Tuesday continued the State wide project inspection and commisioning programme tagged “Kinetic Abia,” with the commisioning of Umuibe-Umuokereke–Ntighauzo ring Road, Umuene-Obikabia Road and the unveiling of Paul Ururuka Statue at Obikabia Junction.

Speaking at the site of Umuibe-Umuokereke–Ntighauzo ring Road, Obingwa Local Government Area of the State, Governor Ikpeazu informed that the construction of the road was the beginning of many other road projects to be constructed around that area.

The Governor who disclosed that the second phase of the road project which will stretch to Akpaa would be completed before December this year and assured that the contractor would equally deliver a quality work on the road.

Also speaking, the Commissioner for Works, Dr. Bob Ogu while the people of Governor Ikpeazu’s commitment to commence the second phase of the road, streessed the need for the people to protect the road and assist the contractor to achieve government’s goal in fixing the road.

In his remarks earlier, the Transition Committee Chairman, Obingwa Local Government Area, Chief Kingsley Nnaji, who observed that the road cuts across the five wards in Agalaba in Obingwa LGA, commended the Governor for constructing the road and expressed the hope that the second phase of the road would be expedited.

At commissioning the second phase of the Umuene-Obikabia road and unveiling of the Ururuka Statue built at the Obikabia Round-about, the Abia helmsman, while noting that the road would be strategic to the enhancement of economic activities within Aba, its environs as well as Isialangwa North and South Areas of the State said the road was now an alternative route to Aba and Umuahia.

Also speaking, the Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu recalled that the Obikabia junction and its axis were the first spot the administration commenced construction 5 years ago. Sir Oko Chukwu who expressed joy for what he called a significant positive change in that area, commended Governor Ikpeazu for putting smiles on the face of Abia people by fixing the road.

The Governor and his team later inspected some other ongoing roads and projects including Egege road in Aba. (Courtesy: Abiaonline)

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