Federal Govt approves Money For Umuahia-Ikwuano-Ikot Ekpene Road

Federal Govt approves Money For Umuahia-Ikwuano-Ikot Ekpene Road

Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, has said that money for the reconstruction of the Umuahia-Ikwuano-Ikot Ekpene Road has been approved under the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

Mr Fashola made this known in a letter addressed to Rep. Sam Onuigbo (APC-Abia) representing Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency, presented to journalists on Wednesday in Abuja. DAILY NIGERIAN reports.

In Fashola’s words: “I held the first meeting with the minister on June 14, 2016, to convey to him the terrible, deplorable state of the road from Umuahia to Ikwuano to Ikot Ekpene which is a federal road”.

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“And to be fair with the minister, after my presentation which was supported by pictorial evidence, agreed right there that the road had indeed collapsed”. Information Guide Nigeria

“He approved that FERMA should immediately intervene to do palliative work to allow trucks which hitherto could not pass to pass and any truck that tried to pass got stuck”. jamb results

“But in the letter that the minister gave to me, he commended me for having the interest of my constituency at heart and promised that I should take the letter as a commitment of the federal government to really fix that road”.

“This is because it is a very important, major economic artery that is used for conveying goods from Calabar port, export processing zone, prospecting an oil serving equipment covering some sections of the Niger Delta.

“So, I want to thank the minister, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, and also the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari for being able to focus on infrastructure renewal.’’

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Essien, Goodnews is a gruaduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo, Uyo; Currently working at Infoguide Media as a news writer.

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