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Enugu: After outcry, bad roads receive attention


Enugu: After outcry, bad roads receive attention.



The Enugu State Commissioner for Works, Engr. Greg Nnaji has revealed that the state government has commenced the bi-annual repair of roads that were in bad shape in the state, in line with the government’s zero tolerance for potholes. Our correspondent had, on Friday March 26, 2021, traversed some parts of Enugu and confirmed that Enugu State government had indeed resumed the fixing of potholes in the urban areas.

Recall that on March 10, 2021, we had published a news with the headline “Bad Roads: Residents of Agbani Road, Enugu, seek government intervention.” Part of the news read “The other axis of Achara layout is so terrible that somewhere along Igbariam, the slabs have been damaged and not even the local government has fixed them.” Our correspondent reports that the said section of Igbariam has been fixed, with new slabs replacing the damaged ones. Further findings revealed that the roads leading to the said spot were cordoned off for work on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 and as at yesterday, the new slabs had been installed while the barricade remained to give the newly installed slabs time to get set. It was also noticed that smooth road bumps were installed along New Layout, from WTC up to Queens School, Enugu. It is believed that this was done as part of the government’s efforts to make it easy and safe for students of WTC and Queens School, Enugu to cross safely to and from school.

Similarly, the governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi paid an unscheduled visit to Etudo/Awkunanaw road on Friday to ascertain the true state of the road for immediate intervention. The Works Commissioner, Engr. Nnaji, accompanied by the Deputy Leader of Enugu State House of Assembly and Member representing Enugu South (Rural) constituency, and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Information, Barr. Steve Oruruo explained that the governor’s visit was one of his inspection tours of project sites to ensure that the deliverables in the 2021 budget are met. Some residents of the state commended the state government for fixing the potholes, an action they said was long overdue. They however expressed worries that the rains had returned and could be an excuse which the government may give should they fail to complete the maintenance of the roads in the state.



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