Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has said the newly constructed Immaculate Heart Road Aba would last for 25 years.
Ikpeazu made the statement during the official commissioning of Immaculate Heart Road in Umungasi Aba, Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area for public use.
The governor who assured that the road which was built with Cement Pavement Technology would last for many years, said it is wrong to build roads without drainages.
Maintaining that subsequent administration would not come back to reconstruct any road he constructed, Governor Ikpeazu vowed to complete and commission all road projects embarked upon by his administration including the Osisiọma flyover.
According to him, he will continue to work for the people of the State until his last day in office.
Speaking, the Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu said the road is very critical to the residents of the area and Aba in general. He added that the continuous commissioning of roads by Governor Ikpeazu is a proof that the administration has fulfilled its campaign promises, assuring that he will continue to commission more roads until 2023.
Also, the Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Chinedum Orji, Chairman, House Committee on Works, Hon. Ginger Onwusibe and other House members present assured that, based on the achievements of the Governor, they will do everything within their powers to assist the Governor do more of such roads for the people.
They said anyone who does not appreciate the efforts of the Governor in infrastructural development does not love Abia State. They further said the House is proud of the Governor and will continue to provide legislative support to enable him continue taking Abia to the higher heights.
Contributing, the Commissioner for Works, Elder Bob Ogu said the road is very important to the economy of the area and the State, adding street lights will be installed shortly on the road. He informed that the next phase of the road project will be an extension of the road with a bridge that would link the road with Ogborhill disclosing that the design of this next phase is ready.