Governor Otti To Commission 7 Roads As ABSG Rolls Out Programmes To Mark One Year Anniversary


In line with his road infrastructure agenda, the Abia state governor, Dr Alex Otti OFR will next week commission 7 roads built in Aba and Umuahia.

The Commissioner for Information and Culture Prince Okey Kanu who stated this while briefing the press on the outcome of this week’s Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Alex Otti, announced that the governor will next week, equally commission the newly completed JAAC building at Ogurube layout Umuahia.

According to the Commissioner, the roads to be commissioned are; University road, Green Avenue Road, College road, Kent by Ehi road and Old Court road, all in Aba while the new 6-lane Ossah road and the dual carriage Dozie way recently rehabilitated in Umuahia by direct labour would also be commissioned.

The Information Commissioner who said that the administration will be one year in office on May 29th noted that the administration of governor Alex Otti is not going to celebrate the one year in office with pomp and peagantry but would just mark the day with soft events.

“By next week as well, this government would have spent a year in office. Precisely on the 29th of May next week, it will be 366 days since His Excellency,Dr Alex Otti took over the reigns of government in the state.

“It’s been a one year of impactful leadership. One year in which His Excellency and his team has redefined governance in Abia state .You will agree with me that the impact is not just felt in Abia state but across Nigeria and beyond the shores of the country.

“In our usual style we are not going to celebrate one year. We have three more to go in the first term. We will just mark it despite the numerous achievements of the government in just one year. If you recall when we turned 100 days in office, a lot of people were expecting us to celebrate. We are not going to celebrate as such but we will mark the day. It will be a period of introspection and refocus for the government . We will use a few soft events to mark the day”

“The old narrative about Abia state about being underdeveloped, lagging behind in the comity of states and so on has changed dramatically within this period”, Prince Kanu asserted.

Prince Kanu announced the activities lined up to mark the first one year anniversary of governor Alex Otti in the state to include the Governor holding town hall meetings across the 3 Senatorial zones of the state with that of Abia North taking place on Thursday this week at the Ohafia Local Government headquarters while that of Abia Central will take place on Friday this week in Umuahia and that of Abia South comes up at the Aba recreation Club on Tuesday next week. These Town Hall meetings are a part of the inclusive governance agenda of the Alex Otti-led administration.

He further disclosed that the wife of the governor, Mrs Priscilla Otti will visit destitute homes and vulnerable people in the state on Saturday this week, while Sunday 26th would be for an anniversary Thanksgiving Service at the International Conference Center Umuahia. An anniversary Executive Council meeting will hold Monday next week while a statewide broadcast would take place on Wednesday next week being 29th May.

The information Commissioner used the opportunity to reiterate that the governor had directed security agencies in the state to fish out the cyclist who recently escaped with 3 school children belonging to one family in the state and had assured the family of timely recovery of the children unhurt, while cautioning parents against the cavalier attitude of handing children over to strangers in the state.

Responding to questions, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Prince Uzor Nwachukwu disclosed that Governor Otti has directed that the road leading to the JAAC building be expanded having injected over one point five billion naira to complete the building, insisting that no government in history has injected funds at the local government level like the administration of Dr Alex Otti.

Also responding to questions, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Ferdinand Ekeoma noted that governor Alex Otti being open minded does not intend to turn his eye away from any project started and abandoned by previous administrations, describing the JAAC building and a host of others as typical examples.