The Abia State government has inaugurated a committee to monitor and evaluate ongoing projects embarked upon the administration of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu from 29th May 2015 till date.
Inaugurating the six-man committee in Umuahia, Ikpeazu charged the committee to properly articulate all ongoing road projects in the state with a view of advising the government on how to complete them.
The committee is made up the state commissioners for Works, Chief Ezichi Ubani, as chairman; Information, Chief John Okeiyi Kalu; Dr Aham Uko, Environment; Mr Obinna Oriaku, Finance; principal secretary to the Governor, Emma Nwabuko; and the former special adviser to the governor on Investments, Chief Chinenye Nwogu, as members, Ikpeazu, who described the provision of basic infrastructure such as road, especially in Aba, as necessary for the economic development of the city, disclosed that the committee would also look into some moribund companies in Aba especially in the shoe industry.
“Your job is to monitor and evaluate ongoing project but there are specific roads for the committee to look into that include Ururuka Road Osusu Road, Eziukwu Road, Obiakaba Road, Port Harcourt Road, and the moribund shoe industry, all in Aba, the commercial nerve center of the state.
“Other roads of great importance are the Aba Road in Umuahia and Etiti Ama Nkporo in Ohafia Local Government Area’, he disclosed.
Responding on behalf of other members, Ubani thanked Ikpeazu for the appointment while maintaining that the report of the committee would form the bedrock for Ikpeazu to consolidate on in road construction.
Culled from the Independent
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