The Enugu State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s brave initiative in embarking on the immediate rehabilitation of the failed sections of the Federal Government road along Oji River – Ugwuoba – Anambra State border by old road.
The road was reported to have collapsed partly because of increased stress on it, caused by movement of heavy duty vehicles, occasioned by the total dilapidation of Enugu-Onitsha expressway, resulting in all the vehicles being diverted to it.
Reacting to the decision of the Enugu State Government to rehabilitate the road, the PDP state chairman, Hon. Augustine Nnamani said that it was an indication that “Ugwuanyi is sensitive to the plight and yearnings of the people of the state, south east region and the nation at large.”
This came as the Enugu State Chairman of Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Prince Cornelius Nnaji applauded the efforts of the governor in commencing work on the road, immediately.
Hon. Nnaji said that it was as a result of the commitment of the present administration in Enugu State to the well-being of the people that it went extra miles to commence the rehabilitation of the road, which he said was in a deplorable state.
The ALGON Chairman added that Gov. Ugwuanyi has through the recent intervention distinguished himself creditably as a true son of the Igbo land who cares for the progress of the zone.
He said that the immediate commencement of work on the road by Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration would enhance the socio-economic activities of the south east zone, appealing to the federal government to refund the state the huge amount of money its past administration used in rehabilitating the said road.
On his part, the Enugu PDP Chairman noted that the public should appreciate the fact that despite the present economic crunch and the huge debt the Federal Government was owing the state on the rehabilitation work earlier carried on the said road, Gov. Ugwuanyi had to commence work to alleviate the sufferings of the people.
Hon. Nnamani stressed that the pains road users passed through on the road were unbearable, adding that the road was critical to the socio-economic survival of the south east region.