The Federal Executive Council has approved the rehabilitation of Uturu-ABSU-Akara Road in Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State.
The stretch of the road is about 24km, attracted and pushed for approval by the Nigerian Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Dr Uche Sampson Ogah who also hailed from Abia State.
Though a State road, Dr Ogah had ensured that it was taken over by the Federal Government for its rehabilitation by Eighteen Engineering International Limited (a reputable govt-owned Chinese Construction Company).
Recall that Ogah had immediately after Inauguration as a minister, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari for the rehabilitation of the road, which the FEC graciously approved leading to its rehabilitation be commenced.
This road, constructed over 40 years ago, has deteriorated and has affected socio-economic activities, and also has been dotted by gully-erosions which made it become a security-risk as kidnappers and bandits take advantage of failed portions of the road to perpetrate evil.
As a result of this feat to other federal projects, Dr Ogah added that he has attracted to Abia State like the 80-bed General Hospital, ICT Centre at Government College Umuahia, Skill Acquisition Centres, Job creations for Abians, Economic empowerment, etc.
Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Dr Uche Ogah, has expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for the approval of the full rehabilitation of the Uturu-ABSU-Akara Road during the federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.
Ogah also thanked the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) and Alhaji Muazu Sambo, for lending hands to the actualization of the laudable feat.
According to the Abia-born Federal Minister, in a statement made available to AFRIPOST on Wednesday, which partly read, “I enjoin the people of Abia state to continue to show support to this administration, in order to continue delivery of more sustainable dividends of democracy”.