Abia State Government says it is on course to realize the projects earmarked for implementation within the first 100 days of Governor Ikpeazu’s second term in office.
The State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, who stated this while briefing newsmen at Government House Umuahia, noted that the contractor handling the reconstruction of Aba Road, Umuahia, has been mobilized back to site along with the one handling Ururuka Road and Aba-Owerri Road in Aba. He also informed that the state government is currently executing palliative maintenance work along Aba-Port Harcourt Highway close to Ariaria Junction in Aba, Umuahia-Ubakala Road and Isi Gate area of the state capital and assured that asphalting of the relevant portions of the roads will happen as soon as clement weather sets in.
On job creation which he said is the major focus of the second term of the Governor, Chief Okiyi stated that construction work is moving very quickly at the selected site for Aba automated shoe factory and assured that the project will be realized within the first one hundred days as planned.
The Commissioner also listed other locations where contractors have been mobilized back to site to include Abiriba-Nkporo Road in Ohafia LGA as well as Osisioma interchange at Aba, and expressed the determination of the administration to ensure the realization of the target to complete 500km of new roads within the second term of the Governor.
Chief Kalu said that government has received of reports growing tension around Owerrinta area of the state and informed that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has directed the TC chairmen of Isialangwa South and North LGAS to meet with stakeholders, youth groups, security agencies and cattle traders in the area to resolve their differences amicably to ensure continued peaceful co-existence and revert back to him within one week.