The government of Abia state has warned that further attacks on the contractor handling the construction of Ngwa road will not be tolerated.
This warning was contained in a special government announcement signed by the commissioner for information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu and made available to AbiaPulseNews.
Read full text of announcement:
Our attention has been drawn to the disruption of ongoing reconstruction of Ngwa Road, Aba, by sundry persons suspected to be traders and other community actors who attacked the contractors.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has directed the leadership of Ngwa Road Market Traders Association (NGWAMATA) and the Traditional Ruler of the area to ensure that the attacks and harassment of the contractors cease forthwith or risk sanctions including closure of the market till the work is completed and suspension of any traditional ruler found complicit in the attacks.
We urge the contractor to fully deploy to the site in order to ensure that the timeline agreed with the government is met before the full onset of rains as steps have been taken to ensure their safety.
Chief John Okiyi Kalu
Honorable Commissioner for Information, Abia State.