The current Abia state government has completed 41 roads since it’s inception.
This fact was made known on Sunday by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Richard Nwala.
Nwala said that rehabilitation and reconstruction of 74 other roads, including some bridges, were ongoing in different parts of the state.
“Not only do the roads have drains built with cement pavement technology on both sides, they also have street light component for aesthetic and security at night.”
The permanent secretary said that the roads were evenly distributed across the three Senatorial Districts of the state and not in accordance with political patronage.
He said that the state government placed high premium on road transformation so as to enhance transportation and alleviate the plight of motorists in the state.
According to the Permanent Secretary, the worst roads in the state were those owned by the Federal Government, citing the Aba-Owerri, Aba-Port Harcourt and Aba-Ikot Ekpene roads, as instances.
Nwala further said that the dilapidated Umuahia-Ohafia-Arochukwu, road another federal road on which reconstruction had stalled for over a decade, posed a serious danger to the users.
He said that the state government intervened in rehabilitating portions of the roads in order to ameliorate the sufferings of those plying them.