Abia Federal lawmakers tasked on completion of Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene road
13 September 2021 | 3:01 am
Former Abia State Commissioner for Industries Chief Henry Ikoh has tasked two federal lawmakers in the state on completion of the 47 kilometre federal road
Former Abia State Commissioner for Industries Chief Henry Ikoh has tasked two federal lawmakers in the state on completion of the 47 kilometre federal road, which passes through the district from Umuahia to Ikot Ekpene in Akwa Ibom State.
The two lawmakers, Senator Theodore Orji and Sam Onuigbo of the House of Representatives had attracted rehabilitation of the road from the federal government, who awarded the over N13 billion contract since 2016.
But works on the road have not made appreciable progress and have caused untold hardship and heavy vehicular movements and commuters between the two states and has a negative impact on economic activities.
Ikoh, who spoke with The Guardian during the commissioning of four classroom blocks donated by Onuigbo at Ekebedi Community primary school located on the road, commended the lawmakers for their efforts but wants them to complete the road.