Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has commissioned the first phase of the 5 kilo metres newly constructed Umuobiakwa- Owo- Ahiafor-Obingwa road constructed by his Administration.
Speaking during the Commissioning ceremony performed by the Board of Trustees Chairman of the PDP Senator Wali Jubrin , Governor Ikpeazu said that the road is one of the state roads conceived before his formal inauguration in 2015 as it connects neighboring Akwa Ibom state.
The Governor who restated his resolve to keep working selflessly for Ndi Abia till the end of his tenure, urged the benefitting Communities to protect the road so as to make it last long.
He thanked members of the state House of Assembly led by Chief Chinedum Orji for being supportive of his developmental agenda and for always identifying with his vision to move Abia forward.
Governor Ikpeazu recalled that it is the tradition of his administration to construct roads with drainages to ensure their durability, adding that the second phase of the road will equally follow.
The state Chief Executive further made it clear that he has no reason to leave the Peoples Democratic party as being speculated in some quarters, adding that his being in PDP is in line with the yearnings of his people.
Earlier, the Board of Trustees Chairman of the PDP Senator Wali Jubrin noted that Abia remains the most peaceful and one of the states in Nigeria that has produced key stakeholders of the Nigeria polity, adding that the tour of Aba by The BOT members speaks volume of how progressive the Dr Ikpeazu Administration has been.
He promised to partner the Abia state government in supplying leather for the smooth operation of the Enyimba Automated Shoe Factory , adding that the BOT members are in tour of PDP controlled states to strengthen its unity as well as move the party forward.
In their speeches, the Speaker Abia House of Assembly Chief Chinedum Orji and the member representing Obingwa East state Constituency Mr Solomon Akpulonu described the road as strategic to the socio-economic development of the area as it leads to the Onitsha-ngwa General Hospital and Promised that the House of Assembly will continue to support the Governor.
In his remarks, the state PDP Chairman Chief Asiforo Okere said that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has through multiple road projects justified his mandate and assured that the state will witness more democracy dividends before the end of the Governor Ikpeazu Administration.
The Commissioner for works Dr Bob Ogu while giving a run-down of the project said the second phase of the road will take off having completed the first phase of fie kilo metres with standard drainage system.
In their remarks, the Chairman Obingwa Local Government Area Mr. Ibe Nwoke and a stakeholder Chief Isaac Ogbonna said the Administration of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has been characterized with Infrastructural revolution and prayed God to keep strengthening the Governor for more Services.
Our Government House Correspondent Ezechukwu Adimoha reports that the ceremony attracted the presence of the PDP BOT Secretary Senator Adolphus Wabara and other Board members, the SSG Mr Chris Ezem, the Commissioner for Information Chief John Okiyi Kalu, the deputy chief of staff office of the deputy Governor Sir Don Ubani,Chief Acho Nwakanma, the DG BCA Sir Anyaso Anyaso, the Chairman Abia State traditional Rulers Council Eze Joseph Nwabeke and host of other traditional Rulers and distinguished Abians.