The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has declared that his Government has constructed not less than 1, 000 kilometers of roads (a total of about 95 roads) within his six years of mounting the saddle as the state’s Chief Executive Officer. The declaration was made while commissioning some completed road projects in the three Senatorial Zones in the state as part of activities marking his six years in office.
The projects include 4.3 St. Peter’s University, Achina-Onneh Road awarded in 2014; select roads in Nnewi, including the 2.4 kilometers Nnobi – Nnewi road, 2.4 kilometers Ozubulu road and 2.4 kilometer road in Oraifite.
Others are the Nengo Bridge, Nteje, the 3.2 Umueze Igboezunu – Adani Road Aguleri, commenced and completed in 2019; the 4.8 kilometers Awkuzu SARS Junction – Abube Square Nando road with a 20 meter Bridge. The rest are 6 kilometers road, which also has seven culverts as well as the 1.2 kilometers Stamford road, Awka.
The events were held at select roads and bridges, spread across the three senatorial districts of the state executed within the administration’s six years.
Governor Obiano reiterated his administration’s unalloyed commitment to the construction of more agrarian roads to boost economic activities in the state.
The governor emphasized that the roads would link agrarian communities to facilitate the export of goods as well as reduce vehicular traffic during festive periods.
He called on Anambra people to cultivate the habit of keeping their drainages clean and to stop burning of tires on tarred roads so as to make them more durable.
Commissioner for Works, Mr Marcel Ifejiofor, applauded the Obiano-led administration for distributing road infrastructure evenly across the three senatorial districts, noting that such projects were of strong socio-economic significance.
Stakeholders including Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke, Traditional ruler of Nteje, Igwe Roland Odegbo, Traditional Ruler of Enugwu-Ukwu, Igwe Raph Ekpe, the Auxiliary Bishop of Awka Diocese, Right Reverend Jonas Benson praised the government for the accomplishments.
Other senior government officials attended the ceremonies, while different musical groups entertained the audience.