There was jubilation in Abakpa Nike, Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State over the flag-off of four major roadsâ€™ rehabilitationsÂ in the area, which were among the five road contracts awarded by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyiâ€™s administration, a few days ago.
Â This is as the local government elections holds across the state today after some years as the third tier had been administered by caretaker committees. However, controversies has kept trailing the exercise over several allegations and threat of bycot by the opposition.
Ugwuanyi had during his recent visits to Abakpa Nike Market road, Ugboghe and Ogwuagor communities in the Abakpa-Nike, Enugu, in company of the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi, promised the people of the areas that his administration would take urgent action towards rehabilitating their roads in the dry season. The governor, who visited the area, recently reassured the people that â€œmassive works will commence on these roads immediatelyâ€.
Keeping faith with the promise, the State Executive Council on Wednesday, approved the award of contracts for the construction of five urban and rural roads, mainly in Abakpa Nike, Enugu East L.G.A.Â
Flagging off the projects, Ugwuanyi who was represented by the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Greg Nnaji, said that the projects, which had three-month duration for completion, were targeted at ameliorating the hardship being encountered by the people of the areas as a result of the deplorable condition of the roads.
The Works Commissioner noted the importance of the road to the communities, saying that the governor was passionate about improving the living standard of the people of the state, describing him as â€œone who is committed to fulfilling every promise he made at all timeâ€. He disclosed that the approval for the award of contracts for the rehabilitation of the roads were obtained â€œ48 hours ago to be preciseâ€, adding that the immediate flag off was proof of the desire of the governor to fulfill his promise.Â
Reacting to the development, Chief Elias Agbo, the representative of Landlords and Landladies of Ogwuagor community, expressed surprise that a governor could make such promise and fulfill it expeditiously, accordingly, saying: â€œGov. Ugwuanyi is an action governor who makes promises and keeps themâ€.