There was excitement among residents of Enugu, Abakpa Nike, 9th Mile Corner and Nsukka when they saw heavy duty equipment of construction companies moving into the various sites of the eight roads recently awarded by the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration.
This came as the members of the Enugu Urban Renewal Committee led by its Chairman, Arc. Chris Offor, yesterday visited some of the sites in the Enugu-East Local Government Area of the state to ascertain the level of commitment of the contractors in mobilizing to sites to commence work.
Addressing the residents of the area who were happy with the development, the committee chairman told them that their visit was in line with the directive of the State Governor to ensure that contractors handling the roads mobilize to site to commence work immediately.
He disclosed that the governor is in a hurry to commence action on the roads and is equally committed to develop the entire state through aggressive urban and rural development programmes that will open up economic opportunities in the state as well alleviate the sufferings of the people.
The committee chairman noted that the early commencement of construction works at the eight awarded roads was a welcome development which goes a long way to show the seriousness of the present administration to bring meaningful development to the doorsteps of the electorate.
Residents, who were on ground when the committee visited, expressed delight over the determination of the governor to fulfill his campaign promises to the people of the state in spite of the economic challenges in the country, saying he is “a man of his words”.
They said that the commencement of the reconstruction of Abakpa-Nike and Nike Lake roads, the Opi-Nsukka dual carriage road, the 9th Mile Corner bypass, among others, was a good omen for the state and an indication that Governor Ugwuanyi means business and is sensitive to the plight of the people.
They assured the governor of their readiness to make sacrifices and collaborate with government to ensure the success of the projects to ease traffic congestion in the area.