Governor Alex Otti of Abia State on Saturday went on an inspection tour of various ongoing road projects in the state, including the Portharcourt road under construction.
This is in fulfilment of his campaign promises to ensure projects of his administration are delivered to specifications.
The governor took time to supervise the level of work done and the quality of materials used in the construction process to ensure they meet the standards in the project book.
Port Harcourt Road, one of the most deplorable roads in the state, was awarded to construction giant, Julius Berger at the cost of N30 billion
At the 6.8-kilometer road’s flag-off ceremony, Otti said the reconstruction was not just a political show for short-term gain but rather a comprehensive effort to restore the economic significance of the road.
Otti also assured that his administration will spend the next eighteen months making sure all the economically significant roads in Aba are in good condition.
He also promised to re-organise the waste management system for enhanced efficiency and see to it that the basic facilities investors and residents look out for are in place.
The governor said when the road is completed, it will drive the economic rejuvenation of Aba and send a message to the businesses that had left that the “Elephant is back on its feet, never to stumble again.”