Oyogist.com learnt that the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has urged the Federal Government to repair its roads in the state.
Ikpeazu, tweeted via his official Twitter handle Yesterday, saying that almost all the roads linking Abia to other states are in total disrepair. He lamented the untold hardship the situation has brought upon the people.
He said: “Almost all the federal are dilapidated, causing untold hardship to motorists. I call for the urgent intervention of @NigeriaGov in revamping these roads which include the Aba/Port Harcourt section of the Enugu/Port Harcourt Highway; Aba-Ikot Ekpene and Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene roads linking Abia to Akwa Ibom and Cross River States, and Umuahia-Ohafia-Arochukwu road, among others.”
“Given that our people have trade and commerce as their main source of livelihood, land locking Abia will amount to asphyxiation of our citizens. Save for the alternative new road we built between Akwa Ibom and Aba, through Ekwereazu, the plight of our traders would have been unimaginable!
“We, therefore, appeal for federal intervention on these roads, including Osisioma Owerrinta through the NNPC depot in Osisioma, where the federal Ministry of Works has been stopped from continuing our work,” he added.