Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has commissioned the Phase 1 of the Umuibe-Umuokereke–Ntighauzo-Ibeme Ring Road in Obingwa Local Government Area of the State completed by his government, Igbere TV reports.
Speaking while commissioning the project which is part of the statewide project inspection and commisioning tour tagged “Kinetic Abia”, Governor Ikpeazu said the construction of the road was just the beginning of other road projects to be done around the area.
He further disclosed that the second phase of the road project would stretch to Akpaa and would be completed before December this year. He assured that the contractor would equally deliver quality work on the rural access road.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Works, Dr. Bob Ogu assured the people of the area of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s commitment to commence the second phase of the road which would terminate at Akpaa.
He stressed the need for the people to protect the road and assist the contractor to achieve government’s goal of fixing it.
Earlier, the Transition Committee Chairman for Obingwa Local Government Area, Chief Kingsley Nnaji commended the Governor for constructing the road. He informed that the road cuts across the five wards of Agalaba clan in Obingwa LGA and expressed the hope that the second phase of the road would be expedited.
Meanwhile, Governor Ikpeazu has commissioned the second phase of the Umuene-Obikabia Road and unveiled the Ururuka statue installed at the Obikabia Roundabout constructed by his administration. Speaking while commissioning the project, the Governor described the road as strategic as it will boost economic activities around Aba and its environs including Isialangwa North & South areas of the State. According to the Governor, the road is now an alternative route to Aba and Umuahia.
The Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, while speaking at the event expressed joy that there is a significant positive change in the area and commended Governor Ikpeazu for putting smiles on the faces of Abians by fixing the road.
The Governor and his team also inspected other roads and projects including Egege Road in Aba. The tour is expected to continue tomorrow.