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The Governor of Abia State, Alex Otti has assured the people of the state that he will do everything possible to rebuild Aba, the commercial city of the state against all odds.
He made this vow yesterday during the inspection tour of an ongoing road project in Aba, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kazie Uko.
‘Whether it is raining or the sun is shining, we will rebuild Aba,’ he told the crowd at Cemetery Road, one of the several roads being revamped in Aba.
‘I have come to see the condition of cemetery road and I must say that we are very happy with the progress of work in spite of the rain,’ he added. ‘Thank you for the support that you are giving to the workers.’
The governor and his team inspected several roads including University Road, Green Avenue, Shallom Road, and Cemetery Road before ending up at Emelogu Road.
Governor Otti was joined by the Hungarian Deputy Ambassador to Nigeria, Gabor Kruss, and the Economic Counselor of the Hungarian Embassy in Nigeria, Judith Berrs.
No fewer than nine roads in Aba are currently under partial and comprehensive rehabilitation.
Meanwhile, as part of his development agenda, Governor Otti yeserday announced the expansion of the main entry road leading into Umuahia from the Enugu- Port Harcourt expressway.
He said Ossah road, which is presently a dualised entry from Abia Tower junction off the expressway into Umuahia, would be expanded to six lanes.
The Easern Updates gathered that to make this possible, over 160 properties have been pencilled down for demolition while some ancestral lands would also go into the road expansion project.