Ikpeazu denies spending federal govt funds on Abia roads projects
By Joe Akwarandu, Umuahia
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state has restated that the ongoing construction of roads across the state by his administration was funded from tax payers’ money with no federal government contribution.
This is coming on the heels of claims that the state roads built by the present administration were done with the intervention of the federal government.
Ikpeazu, who made this known, Wednesday, during the inspection of some roads in Aba including, Ikot Ekpene Road, Omuma Road, Immaculate Avenue ABSUTH road, Osisioma Flyover among others which are in continuation of his “Kinetic Abia Project Tour”, said the roads are financed solely by the Abia state government.
While noting that the Ikot Ekpene Road was a federal government road, Ikpeazu said his administration embarked on its construction because of its strategic importance to the state adding that the road which traverses Ukpakiri and Alaoji had remained impassable for many years.
He said his administration is committed to opening up roads in the commercial nerve centre of the state to ease traffic and create conducive atmosphere for trade and Commerce to thrive and pointed out that the essence of being in governance is to attract dividends of democracy to the people.
He said that, hitherto, there was no access to major markets across the state noting that the roads when completed will serve as links to major markets across the state.
The governor assured that he will facilitate the delivery of all roads embarked by his administration before the rainy season sets in fully.
Inspecting the Osisioma Flyover, Governor Ikpeazu commended Aba residents for their patience despite the inconveniences experienced and assured that “between now and six weeks the Flyover will be asphalted.