Why it took 4years to complete Aba – Owerri road – Abia Gov
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has given reasons why it has taken his administration four years to do the Aba – Owerri road in the commercial nerve centre of the state.
The governor made this known when he received in audience, members of the Abia online media practitioners association led by the Chairman, Chief Paddy Anyatonwu at the Governor’s lodge Aba
According to him, ” I had to take away the water that usually percolate at Ngwa High School and I spent 30 million Naira doing palliative there and I said God forbid then I decided to solve the problem once , I had to remove the water at Ngwa High School. I had to do 3 kilometers drainage to Rehema University and today, we have solved the problem opposite the Anglican Church and that of Ngwa High School”
The Abia State governor had insisted that those who governed the state before him did a few interventions works here and there, “even in Umuahia, they did so many interventions but all of these failed”
“So my first question is why did these roads fail? To avoid making the same mistakes that was why I had to use a special technology, taking cognizance of the under ground waters . If I did not ask the right questions, I would not have done the right thing and I would not been able to do the right thing in Osusu road and most of the roads I constructed in Aba”.
Gov. Ikpeazu further disclosed that he is interested in building roads that can stand the test of time so that his successor will not go back to those roads, “because we used cement technology which involves cement, concrete with 9 inch 9 rod and doing it requires some hard work and time but unfortunately our people do not have patience to wait .
While insisting that the essence of leadership is to solve problems ,not necessarily for people to clap for you, maintained that Abia under him has achieved many things in the area of infrastructure development, roads construction among other even as he expressed optimistic that posterity will be fair to him .
In his further words, “He words, “I never promised anybody that I am going to do everything but I am ready and prefer to be judged by the things I have done so far and I will submit myself to the verdict of history and posterity because there are things you cannot take away from me”.
Earlier ,the Abia state chairman of OMPAN Chief Paddy Anyatonwu said Abia online media practitioners association came to interface with the Governor, added that social media by engineering news play vital role in the promotion and development of every state as well as commending Governor Ikpeazu for being focused despite the series of distractions he has been facing .