Abia lawmaker says his constituency has been cut off: Begs FG to fix road

03/22/2019

Posted by: Chris Odogwu

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An Abia state lawmaker has appealed to the federal government to come to the rescue of his constituency by fixing their dilapidated roads. Read the full story here!

The Abia State House of Assembly majority leader, Solomon Akpulonu, has called on the federal government to reconstruct the Aba-Ikot Ekpene road in his community.  He made this plea on March 20, 2019.

Akpulonu who is a representative of Obingwa East State Constituency made an appeal to the government to restore the road from its current eyesore because it is very important to the economic growth and development of his constituency. He further stated that his people are experiencing hard times given that their businesses are hindered due to the poor condition of the road. Economic activities that will bring development to the area are nowhere to be found because people cannot access the location.

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With this road condition, hardly can heavy vehicles move through the area

Revealing how bad the situation is, the lawmaker said that more than 500 businesses have been forced to shut down due to the dilapidated state of the road. According to him, this road has been identified in the nation’s national budgets for repairs since 2009, but sadly contractors have not been mobilized by the federal government to fix it all these years. “I’m begging the federal government to urgently commence rehabilitation work on the abandoned Aba–Ikot Ekpene Road. Many communities in Obingwa East State Constituency have been cut off from Aba and the neighbouring towns in Akwa Ibom State due to the deplorable condition of this road,” he was quoted saying.

On the same subject of road reconstruction, some traders from Oyigbo local government area in Rivers State are happy about the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, and have called on him to come to their rescue.

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Hope these roads will soon be fixed to save local people and their goods!

Stating their request, the group wants the President to fix the Eleme Oyigbo area of Port Harcourt Aba Road. The road has been in a sorry state since 2009. Members of the community claim that several people have lost their lives plying the road and goods worth several million of naira have been destroyed.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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