Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has praised the Federal Government for its efforts with regards to the development of road infrastructure in the state and other states across the southeast and country at large.
The Abia governor gave the commendation at a ceremony held to handover a 2.1 km internal road constructed by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing at the Nigerian Institute for Nigerian Languages, Aba, Abia.
Mrs Boade Akinola, Director of Press and Relations, FMWH, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
The governor, who was represented at the event by his Deputy, Mr Ude Chukwudi, expressed pleasure over the inauguration.
‘We are indeed happy and excited that the project has been successfully completed and is being commissioned and handed over today to the glory of God and for the benefit of the Institute and the general public on the other hand.
‘We cannot but sincerely commend and appreciate the Federal Government of Nigeria for its commitment and dedication to addressing the huge infrastructure gap in the road networks sector across the country.
‘We are witnessing the uncommon will and wisdom of the Federal Government to facilitate the resolution of internal road inadequacy with a view to enhancing road network aesthetics of the Institute.’
The governor pleaded with the Federal Government to also fix some federal roads in Abia.
Ikpeazu said the roads included the Opobo-Azumini road, Aba-Port Harcourt Express Way around Ariara, and the Umuahia- Ikot Ekpene Highway which are all federal roads.
According to him, these roads are critical to the economic development of Abia and the general public.
He also expressed his government’s willingness to partner and complement the Federal Government and its agencies’ efforts in the overall interest of Abia citizens in particular and Nigerians in general.