Why I Prioritized 6 Lane Ossah Road, Others, Over Port Harcourt Road Aba – Gov. Alex Otti

Why I Prioritized 6 Lane Ossah Road, Others, Over Port Harcourt Road Aba – Gov. Alex Otti

The Executive Governor of Abia State, Dr Alex Otti, OFR, has given reasons behind his seeming preference of fixing other roads over the much dilapidated Port Harcourt road in Aba.

There have been knocks on why the governor should engage in the reconstruction of some roads which are still deemed motorable, including the 6 lane dual carriage Ossah-Okpara square road in Umuahia, and not on some dilapidated roads like the Port Harcourt road in Aba.

Addressing the media on September 30, the governor clarified that all parts of Abia state are of great importance to him and not just Aba as being speculated.

He noted that though his administration has commissioned three roads in Aba, one in Ukwa and 11 still under construction under four months of coming into power, Umuahia deserves an ambiance that will qualify it to be regarded as a state capital, hence the 6-lane dual carriage Ossah -Okpara square road project.

Governor Otti noted that the Ossah -Okpara square road project which would be extended to Onu Imo, the boundary between Abia and Imo state, will lift the face of the state capital, and attract tourists, investors and industrialists.

“While Aba is a priority, Umuahia is the state capital. You want the ambiance that will attract tourists, investors and industrialists; when you say Umuahia is the state capital, it should actually look like a state capital. We are not doing Umuahia at the expense of Aba, we are doing both at the same time. Resources are scarce, we can only do so much; in the fullness of time, everywhere will be touched” Otti said.

The governor assured that he has not forgotten the Port Harcourt Aba road , noting that there will be changes on the road in the coming weeks.

In his words;

“Don’t worry about Port Harcout road; you will see what will happen in the next few weeks. Port Harcourt road is not forgotten, it requires a lot of effort in design. We are at the design stage; we have greed virtually on everything.”


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