Governor Alex Otti Flags Off The 30 kilometers Arochukwu – Ndiokereke -Ozuabam Road

...No Part Of The State Shall Be Left Behind In The New Abia Project Says Governor Otti


The State Governor Dr. Alex Otti OFR says no part of the State would be left behind in road infrastructural development of his administration.

Governor Alex Otti stated this at Amuvi, Arochukwu while flagging off the 30 kilometers Arochukwu – Ndiokereke -Ozuabam road. He said that one of the most important commitments of his government is to improve the living conditions of the people across rural and urban communities through the consistent removal of the many impediments that limit the capacity of individuals and businesses to function at their fullest potentials.

He regretted the terrible state of some of the economically viable roads in the State as a result of neglect by past administrations in the State and said that the cost of the economy loss cannot be quantified.

He said that the essence of fixing rural roads is to connect agricultural roads to the urban areas in order to boost the State’s agricultural zones to the urban areas in order to boost the State’s agricultural output and expand economic corridors to create jobs for the youths and tame rural urban migration.

“No part of the State shall be left behind in our push to expand the frontier of of economic and social opportunities for individuals, families, businesses to bring relief to our people and reclaim what has been lost in through years of neglect

“Farmers in rural communities find it difficult to move their produce to the markets leading to post harvest loses . As a government that made covenant to bring succour to the people after many years of frustrations , we knew that road construction, rehabilitation and maintainance must be made major priority long before we took our oath of office.

“The Arochukwu – Ndiokereke – Ozuabam road will on completion in about 12 months revive the agricultural and allied ecosystem within several communities in Arochukwu and Ohafia LGAs and open an expanded windows for those seeking to tap into the promises of the new Abia by investing here.

” Fixing this road simultaneously with the Umuahia – Uzuakoli -Abiriba – Ohafia road is a strategic Initiative to guarantee that a stretch of road from this axis is in optimal shape , making the movement of people, agro and allied communities from the northern part of the State to the urban centres”

Governor Otti assured that the road would be completed within 12 months while he has chosen experienced contractors to handle road constructions in the State. He used the opportunity to ask Abians to always pay their taxes . He also informed that talks on to ensure the federal government resumes work on the Umuahia – Bende – Ohafia – Arochukwu federal road.

Speaking, the Member representing Arochukwu State Constituency, Hon. Uchenna Okoro, the Mayor of Arochukwu LGA, Joe Ezearu, the Chairman, Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Linus Nto Mbah and Eze Aro, Eze Eberechukwu Oji narrated how their people have suffered over the neglect of the road for a long time and thanked the Governor for coming to their rescue.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Works, Don Oti said construction of the road would bring about economic development of the communities in the area. He assured that the road would be done in line with specifications.