Awka – The Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), has commenced the rehabilitation of Federal roads in Anambra, Mr George-Francis Usoroh an official of the agency, has said.
Usoroh, FERMA’s maintenance engineer in Anambra, made the statement on Tuesday in Awka while addressing newsmen.
He said the rehabilitation was sequel to a directive from the federal government for federal roads across the country to be in good condition before the yuletide.
He said the rehabilitation in Anambra had commenced on Ekwluobia and Nnewi roads.
He said the agency would clear all the drainages on the roads to be rehabilitated.
Usoroh said the agency would embark on assessment tour of all federal roads in the state to access their conditions.
“The federal government is determined to improve on the current status of its roads throughout the country,’’ he said.
In his reaction to the development, Mr John Ohaeri, a commercial driver in Awka in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) accused the federal government of being insensitive to the plight of road users in the South-East.
He said that the poor condition of federal roads in Anambra had claimed many lives and commended the efforts by the current administration to rehabilitate the roads. (NAN)