Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene Road: Hon. Onuigbo Meets Fashola

By Ikenga Chronicles June 16, 2016

Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene Road: Hon. Onuigbo Meets Fashola

Honourable Samuel Ifeanyi Onuigbo, Member representing Ikwuano, Umuahia North/South Federal Constituency on Tuesday, met with the Minister for Housing, Works and Power, Babatunde Fashola, to finalize on the ministry’s commitment to rehabilitate the Umuahia/Ikot Ekpene road. The road, which is a major link between Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Abia, Imo and even Rivers states has become completely impassable by vehicles, with deep gullies breaking the road in two at Ndoro and Okwe Oboro.

 

Ikwuano 2

(A portion of the road that passes as “good”)

Commuters have continued to complain bitterly about the state of the road, and in response, Honourable Onuigbo who represents them in the House of Representatives has followed up his motion on the floor of the house for immediate rehabilitation of the road by meeting with the Minister for works to negotiate a speedy solution to the problem.

Speaking to us after the meeting, Honourable Onuigbo explained that the minister called in the Director right in his presence and directed him to immediately work out palliative measures for the road, pending when FERMA will carry out a more indepth reconstruction.

Honourable Onuigbo expressed optimism that immediate action will be taken soon, in order to at least ensure that the road is passable, until the dry season when full reconstruction will start.

 

Ikwuano road 1

 (A part of the Umuahia/Ikot Ekpene Road. A major link between Abia and Akwa Ibom)

 

The Umuahia/Ikot Ekpene road has witnessed several years of inattention despite being a busy link for cement trucks, oil tankers, and others, to swiftly move from Cross River and Akwa Ibom States, to Abia, Imo, and onward to Rivers State.

 

Photo Credit: Ugochukwu Ebu

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