Abia State Government Commissions Reconstructed University , College And Green Roads In Aba


Abia state Governor, Dr Alex Otti has officially inaugurated the newly constructed University Road, Green Avenue, and College Road in Aba with a pledge to transform the commercial hub of the state into a modern functional city.

Speaking during ceremony, Governor Otti emphasized that the commissioning represents the 15th road project completed by the current administration in Aba alone within his one year in office.

“We are glad to be delivering the 15th road in Aba. By the time we commission these roads, we would have commissioned 15 new roads that we took on, retrofitted, remodelled, redesigned and and rebuilt”, he said.

The Governor highlighted the strategic importance of the newly commissioned roads, noting their economic relevance as well as improved connectivity to the area.

Governor Otti disclosed that the roads were one of first set of roads awarded by his administration, noted that for decades, the area was notorious for severe flooding, which transformed the streets into rivers during heavy rains.

He further revealed that the road was redesigned with drainage system and an underground tunnel to channel storm water into the Aba river, which has resolved the long-standing issues of flooding in the area.

“People who are used to this place will tell you their story and how the road has been for decades. When you see people dancing, when you see them expressing joy, when you see them rejoicing, it is because of what they have been going through and we thank God that today, the story is different”, Gov Otti remarked.

The Governor outlined several ongoing projects nearing completion to include Cemetery Road, the Dual Carriageway Omuma Road; which he said would be ready within one mont

h, Pepples Road, and various roads in the World Bank, Umungasi, and Umule areas, all expected to be completed by the end of the year.

He assured that work is progressing smoothly on the major Port Harcourt Road, as well as on Ohanku, Ndoki, Ekeakpara and the once impassable Obuohia Road and urged residents to protect the road infrastructure and ensure proper disposal of waste.

“Like I said, what we have come here to do is to fix our place, your own responsibility is to ensure that you protect these assets.

“We don’t want to come here and see the solar lights have a problem not to talk of disappearing.
Days are gone when we will tolerate garbage on our roads. So my request to you is to help me implement it”, Otti stated.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Works, Engr. Otumchere Oti, described the construction of various road projects as a clear evidence that Governor Otti recognizes the importance of infrastructure for development.

Engr. Oti, while commending the present administration, stated that the Governor has prioritized the provision of infrastructure and road networks. He added that the roads are equipped with street lights to enhance security and welfare for the people among other assets.

In his remarks, the Project Manager, Cranberg Construction Company, Mr. Serba, assured the Governor that they would adhere to specifications and complete the project within the stipulated timeframe.