Abia lawmakers seek FG’s urgent intervention on federal roads

Abia State on map
Abia State on map

The Abia House of Assembly has called on federal lawmakers from the state to draw Federal Government’s attention to the deplorable condition of federal roads in the state.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the call was part of the resolutions taken during Tuesday’s plenary session of the house, presided over by its Speaker, Chinedum Orji.

The House also urged the state government to mandate the Abia State Road Maintenance Agency (ABROMA) to apply some palliatives on the failed portions of the roads, pending the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the roads by the federal government.

The House listed the dilapidated roads in the state to include the Umuahia-Ikwuano Road, Umuahia-Bende Road, and Ohafia-Arochukwu Road, among others.

The resolution followed a motion of urgent public importance moved by Stanley Nwabuisi, representing Ikwuano State Constituency.

In the motion, Mr Nwabuisi drew the attention of the house to the increasing dilapidation on the Umuahia-Ikwuano-Ikote Ekpene Road.

He regretted that the road, which serves as a major economic access point linking the state to Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Cross River, had completely collapsed.

He said the poor road condition posed a serious challenge to the evacuation of farm produce from the area.

He said the federal government in May approved N13.2 billion for the reconstruction of the road but regretted that work had yet to commence on the project.

Mr Nwabuisi acknowledged the efforts of Sam Onuigbo, representing Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency, toward the reconstruction of the road.

Advertisement

nlng Campaign AD

(NAN)

Advertisement

PT Mag Campaign AD

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: This space is available for a Text_Ad.. Call Willie on +2347088095401 for more information


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.