Ned Nwoko rehabilitates Onicha-Ugbo/Ugboko road
Former member of the House of Representatives, Prince Ned Nwoko, has begun the rehabilitation of the failed portion of Onicha Ugbo-Idumuje Ugboko road as part of his community service initiative.
In an interview with The Guardian, Nwoko disclosed that an indigenous engineering firm, ULO Limited, has been mobilized to undertake the repairs of the road.
He added that he singlehandedly paid for the reconstruction of the road, as he was passionate about the growth and sustenance of his roots.
According to Nwoko, he took it as a personal duty to lift the road to boost the development of Anioma area, expressing optimism that with the dry season, the rehabilitation would be completed before Christmas.
Nwoko said the Onicha Ugbo/Idumuje Ugboko road holds a socio-economic importance not just for the Anioma people of Delta North, but the country, as it serves as a major link to Abuja, the federal capital from the South-South and South-East zones.
“I seek the joy of people with the divine blessings in my hands. True fulfillment to me comes from charity. I believe selfless service devoid of pecuniary benefits or glorification is the most enduring value of anyone with a privileged fate,” he said while pledging greater dedication to rural integration as well as urbanization in Delta North.
The portion of the road now under repairs has been abandoned since another stretch was renovated last year.
It would be recalled that Nwoko had last year rehabilitated another section of the road in collaboration with another Anioma indigene, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, the minister of state for petroleum.
The gesture was a huge relief to passengers traveling to Abuja and other northern states, who were often trapped for hours in gridlock as a result of the dilapidated road.