‘I have delivered more than 150 roads in Abia’ – Gov Ikpeazu

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state said his administration has handed over 150 roads to the state in the past seven years, to boost its socio-economic development. Ikpeazu said this in Umuahia on Saturday in a broadcast to mark the 31st anniversary of Abia state. Abia was created on August 27, 1991 by the military administration led by Ibrahim Babangida. Governor Ikpeazu described the road projects as “monuments” that would bear witness to the work of his administration. He said the highways would also help stem the rural-urban drift. “We have delivered many pioneering and indelible landmark infrastructure projects in various sectors of Abia. “A project like the Osisioma Interchange has forever changed the narrative of traffic at that intersection. “Other roads that we have built around Umuahia are of immeasurable importance to the continued economic vitality of Abia,” he said. Mr. Ikpeazu said that 48 highway projects were underway and efforts were being made to complete them by May 29, 2023. He said the state government had drawn up a long-term development plan and industrial policy as part of efforts to promote sustainable development in Abia. The governor added that the state government had introduced programs that improved primary school enrollment from an initial 150,000 in 2015 to around 700,000 in 2022. However, he regretted that his administration faced challenges, especially in the area of ​​security and handling of workers’ payroll, salaries, pensions and other emoluments, adding that efforts are being made to resolve the problems. Mr. Ikpeazu called on the residents of Abia to participate in the 2023 general elections with decorum and respect for the unity of the state. He said that security agencies had been placed on high alert to ensure that the peace and unity of the state were not jeopardized in the name of politicking and elections. “There can never be meaningful development in an atmosphere of rancor and conflict. “We must remember that we have no other place to call home than Abia. We will not set fire to our own house to spite our brothers. “Nobody’s ambition is worth disrupting Abia’s peace and we will work with security agencies to enforce this,” he said. Mr. Ikpeazu also called for the support and cooperation of the people of Abia in making the state an investor’s paradise in the coming days. (YAYA) Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; ‘I have delivered more than 150 roads in Abia’ – Gov Ikpeazu