Nigeria has flagged off construction of 81 km urban roads project worth US $64.6m in Imo State. Governor Emeka Ihedioha cut the sod and said and said the project is part of his promise to address the dilapidated infrastructure in the state, with a view to ensuring economic development.
The 16 roads earmarked for construction cut across the three zones of Orlu, Owerri and Okigwe, inclu=ding the famous Assumpta-Port Harcourt road and the Naze-Nekede-Ihiagwa-Obinze stretch.
Others are Control-Post/World Bank; Ahiara Junction/Okpala; IMSU/Bishop’s Court; Okigwe Town/St. Mary’s Catholic Church, MCC/Toronto junction, Aba Branch/Ahiara Junction, and Concorde/Zuma/Port Harcourt.
“Part of my administration’s cardinal agenda is to run a one-stop state, where democracy dividends will be evenly distributed across the 27 local government areas of the state. We have deliberately chosen state roads while we have started discussion with the federal government on how we can rehabilitate the many bad federal roads in the state,” said Governor Ihedioha
“In order to ensure that a good job is done and to guarantee the durability of the project, painstaking processes were observed. The process of getting to this point was transparent and followed due process. All these were done to ensure not just quality assurance but value for money,” he added.
The governor also flagged off the reconstruction of Government Technical College, Okporo, Orlu, Government Technical College, Owerri, Dan Anyiam Stadium and Grasshopper International Handball Stadium, Owerri.
Governor Ihedioha also that the construction of both the government technical colleges, and the stadium would meet the international standards to boast technical education and sports development in the state.