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Ikpeazu seeks declaration of state of emergency on federal roads in Abia

Worried by the worsening condition of federal roads in Abia State, Gov Okezie Ikpeazu, has urged the federal gov­ernment to urgently declare a state of emmergency on them to assuage the plights of residents.

Ikpeazu, who made the appeal when he received the House of Representa­tives Committee on Works, regretted that federal roads across the state had continued to deteriorate without any reasonable efforts by the federal gov­ernment to salvage them.
He lamented the the state had re­corded enormous human and eco­nomic loss following increasing cases of carnages on the deplorable roads.
The governor noted with regret, say­ing but for the continuous intervention of his administration through palliative repair works, virtually all federal roads in the state would have collapsed com­pletely.
“As at today, Aba-Owerri road is the only entry and exit route into Aba, which is the commercial hub of Abia and states around, and even that was made possible because the state contin­ues to intervene on the road.
“Both Port Harcourt and Ikot Ekpene Roads are completely closed to vehicular traffic. This has made it diffi­cult to visit Abia State from Akwa Ibom and Rivers State through Ikot Ekpene, Opobo and Port Harcourt road.”
Source: authorityngr