ABIA State Governor Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu has approved the release of N6 billion for the completion of ongoing road projects within the first 100 days of the governor’s second term in office.
A statement, Monday, by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Onyebuchi Ememanka, in Umuahia, explained that the Abia Governor Ikpeazu was committed to providing basic infrastructure in the state.
The statement called on residents where the construction activities were taking place sought cooperate with the contractors to enable them meet the deadline.
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports, the contractors handling major road projects across the state were expected to achieve 75 per cent completion of pending road projects in the next 100 days.
Meanwhile, N1 billion had been released to the contractor handling the Osisioma Flyover Project, as it was expected that the project would be completed within two months.
It noted further that construction activities would resume on Friday in Aba on the Umueze-ABSUTH-Udeagbala and Aba-Owerri roads.
Others include Ohanku road, Osusu road, Eziukwu road, Ururuka road, Emelogu road and Waterside Second Bridge, all in a Aba metropolis.
Another N1 billion had been released to the contractor handling the Obikabia road project, which cuts across three local government areas of the state.
It said that funds had been released to Arab Contractors for the completion of the Aba road project in Umuahia, adding that the project will be executed in two phases.
It was further disclosed that expectedly, the Ohafia township roads, Ohanku road in Aba and Umuopara Ring road in Umuahia South Local Government Area would be inaugurated in the days ahead.
It stated that 1,000 units of street lights would be installed at strategic roads in Aba and Umuahia, assuring that plans are underway to commence the implementation of urban renewal initiatives in Abia.