Gov Ikpeazu Reflects On State of Roads in Aba Prior 2015
The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has reflected on the kind of rot in Aba prior 2015 when he assumed office, revealing that the rigour and level of work put up as it were, is same level of work deployed in Omuma Road, Aba.
The Governor who was reacting to criticisms from some sections regarding the State of roads in Aba on Saturday while playing host to members of the Abia Online Media Practitioners, pointed out that on assumption of office in 2015, he met roads that were in deplorable state in Aba, saying it took him courage, hard work to give those roads an aesthetic outlook.
He said though past administrations contributed their quota towards improving infrastructure in the State, his administration introduced a scientific method in road construction -the cement technology, stressing that this is done despite the high cost of cement in the country.
The Governor said a lot of manpower, time, resources among others were deployed in places such as Omuma, Umule, Osusu Roads extending to Ngwa High School, Aba/Owerri Road, noting that these efforts are geared towards complementing his administration’s urban renewal efforts.
He said amid criticisms, he has refused to be deterred by unverified social media reports as he has submitted himself to the verdict of history just as he noted that his administration has also given the State a long term development plan which according to him, is the first of its kind.
Governor Ikpeazu used the period to urge members of the Association to be mindful of their reports even as the country is approaching the period of politicking, stressing that he has been amazed by the level of fake and unverified reports on social media.