The Enugu State government of Nigeria says it will inaugurate major road projects in the state by December that will give relief to the road users as part of government effort to bring home the dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
The Chairman of the Enugu State Urban Renewal Committee, Mr Chris Offor, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Monday.
“The roads completed are: Post Office Roundabout-Odenigbo Roundabout-Ogurugu-Ikenga Hotel Junction Road and the Obechara Junction-Umuakashi-Mechanic Village-Ikenga Hotels Junction Road both in the University town of Nsukka.
“Others are: Amaeke-Ngwo-Nsude-9th Mile By-pass road in Udi Local Government Area and the Airport Roundabout/Orie Emene road in Enugu East Local Government Area.
“This is apart from the numerous ongoing development projects, especially rural road projects and other people-oriented projects across the state,’’ he said.
The chairman noted that the projects for inauguration were spread across the three senatorial districts of the state.He added that the completion of the roads was an indication that the present administration in the state was committed to the principles of justice, equity and fairness.
“These roads cut across the three senatorial zones of the state in line with Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s inaugural address to ensure that developments are equitably distributed in the state.’’
Offor, who said that he had inspected the completed road projects, expressed delight at the quality of work and the commitment of the contractors handling them. “I must commend the governor for his insistence on quality projects and prudent management of the state’s lean resources.’’
The chairman, however, appealed to communities that were yet to witness development to exercise patience, reassuring them of the governor’s determination to attend to their needs, in spite of the current economic recession.
It was seen that other roads has has been completed so far under this administration and the people of Enugu State are indeed enjoying good road networks across the state in line with the promises made by the governor upon assumption of office.