Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has called for the Federal Government’s intervention in deplorable federal roads cutting across Abia into other States.
The Governor who made the call in a statement released via his Twitter account on Friday, said almost all of such roads are in a state of total disrepair, causing untold hardship to road users from across the country.
He called for an immediate intervention from the Federal Government to avoid future havoc which could cause grave danger to the citizens.
“Abia as a State bordered by seven other States is replete with a number of federal roads cutting across the State into other States.
“However, almost all of such roads are in a state of total disrepair, causing untold hardship to road users from across the country.
“I call for the urgent intervention of @NigeriaGov in revamping these roads which include: Aba-PH segment of Enugu-PH Highway, Aba-Ikot Ekpene & Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene Roads linking Abia to Akwa Ibom & Cross River States & Umuahia-Ohafia-Arochukwu Rd among others.
“Given that our people have trade & commerce as their main source of livelihood, landlocking Abia will amount to asphyxiation of our citizens.
“Save for the alternative new road we did between Akwa Ibom and Aba through Ekwereazu, the plight of our traders would have been unimaginable!
“We therefore appeal for immediate FGN intervention on these roads including Osisioma Owerrinta through the NNPC Depot in Osisioma where we have been stopped from continuing our work by @FMWHNIG through a letter we received just yesterday,” he said.