Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano has called on the Federal Government to save the Onitsha-Enugu Expressway from caving into gully erosion that has affected parts of the newly constructed flyover along New Parts market, Nkpor, Idemili North council area.
The governor made the call while inspecting the havoc being wreaked by the erosion on the road.
Obiano, who disclosed that he has contacted the President after inspecting the site recently, mandated IDC construction firm to mobilize to site and start palliative work, to save the road.
He stated that the federal government owes the state an outstanding twenty-five billion naira spent on the reconstruction of federal roads in the state, a reason why it must get permission from the federal government before embarking on palliative work on the site.
The governor made it clear that the state alone cannot undertake the erosion project which will run into billions of naira, and advised the citizenry to bear with the state while it pressurizes the federal government to come to its aid.
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