OWERRI – Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Wednesday appealed to the Federal Government to repair the Umuapu portion of the Port Harcourt-Owerri expressway.
A release from the governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo, in Owerri on Wednesday said the Umuapu axis of the road had become a death trap because many travelers had been killed through accidents and armed robbery attacks.
He called on the Federal Government to fix the road without further delay to save the users from further deaths. [eap_ad_2] He frowned at a situation where the contractor handling the project got to the point where the road connects Imo and stopped work. Okorocha said there was need for that part of the road to be done so that its users would enjoy the dividend of democracy.
He said the neglect was not political as being insinuated, adding that Nigerians, irrespective of their political affiliations, use the road.
“It is regrettable that the contractor doing the road could get to the Imo side of the project and stop work for quite a long time now.
“The implication is that the area has become not only a nightmare but a death trap so much that the people of Imo now go to Port Harcourt through Aba to link home,” he said.
Okorocha called on the Federal Government to ensure that the contractor completed the job.
“When the road is completed, the government and the people of Imo will be happy and the commendations will go to the Federal Government,” he said.
The governor also called on the sons and daughters of the state in politics to bring their connections to bear by ensuring that the Umuapu portion of the road was fixed without further delay. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]