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The Governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu has given his approval for the dissolution of the 17 Local Government chairmen, their deputies, and councillors with immediate effect.
In a statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chris Ezem which was made available to The Eastern Updates, Ikpeazu said the dissolution followed the expiration of their tenure.
Ikpeazu thanked the affected officials for their services and wished them well in their future endeavors.
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He directed the affected officials to hand over to the Head of Service of their various Local Government Councils.
The dissolved council officials were inaugurated in December, 2020.
In another report, Governor Ikpeazu has assured that his administration has not abandoned the rehabilitation of Port Harcourt road in Aba.
Ikpeazu who stated this at the Government Lodge, Aba, during a courtesy call on him by Generating Set Dealers, Port Harcourt road, explained that his administration considers the road as key and would never abandon it.
He further explained that his administration met no good road in Aba when it came to office in 2015, but has done over 50 roads in the city.
Ikpeazu added that the improved network of good roads is responsible for the improvements in security of lives and property and the upsurge in commercial activities which has in turn given confidence to traders from Akwa Ibom and other neighboring states to visit Aba for procurement of goods and services.
“We don’t do half measures in road construction. We always try to build roads that will outlive our administration. We won’t abandon Port Harcourt road but will work hard to fix as much of it as time and resources will permit us before we leave office. We started working on the road through a partnership with a contractor, the government paid an initial One Billion Naira and so far the drains have been established on both sides of the road. So we have completed the drainage channelling of Port Harcourt road from end to end. The road is too important to me than even you the generating set dealers. Faulks road is almost completed; it will be the same thing with Port Harcourt road soon, God on our side. Nobody believed Ngwa road would be reconstructed. Nobody believed we would complete the Osisioma Ngwa flyover. But today, they’ve all been done. We will rebuild Port Harcourt road. All we need is your support and prayers.”
He promised to commence palliative work along the road to give better access to the plant dealers.