Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, representing Abia North Senatorial district has called for an urgent intervention from the Federal Government over the deplorable state of Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway.
Senator Kalu who seconded a motion for the urgent intervention of the road, moved by Senator Darlington Nwokocha, representing Abia Central district, highlighted the importance of the road in the country’s economy.
Speaking on the floor of the Senate, Kalu, a former Abia State governor, said during his tenure as Governor, Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway was a busy road, which thousands of vehicles plied everyday but sadly, the state of the road has badly affected the Aba region economic wise.
“It is sad that despite the busy state of the roads it has continued to be neglected. When I was Governor at least over a thousand and seven hundred trucks plied the roads daily.
“The figure is expected to have doubled in this current time. It is sad that due to the deplorable state of the roads a journey along the Aba-Osisioma to Port-Harcourt Roads which was supposed to take 20 minutes now takes over 2 hours. The Federal Government should intervene on the roads immediately,” Kalu said.