The Deputy President of the Senate, Mr Ike Ekweremadu, has commended the effort of the Federal Government on the rehabilitation of the 41-kilometre Ozalla-Akpugo-Amagunze-Ihuokpara-Nkomoro federal road.
The road, earlier awarded in 2010, stopped due to poor funding, but was re-awarded by the present federal administration following the intervention of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Ekweremadu, and other federal legislators from Enugu State.
A statement by Ekweremadu’s Special Adviser (Media), Uche Anichukwu on Sunday in Abuja, quoted Ekweremadu as thanking President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for making funds available for the project.
He explained that the road had been awarded as a full project under the Federal Ministry of Power, Works, and Housing.
Ekweremadu commended Gov. Ugwuanyi for his cooperation with the members of the National Assembly toward ensuring the reactivation of the project.
He added that the governor mandated them to ensure that no federal road in the State was abandoned.
“I would, therefore, like to express our special gratitude to the Federal Government for making funds available to continue this project and also call on them to step up efforts on roads in the South East”.
On his part, Ugwuanyi appreciated the synergy among the federal lawmakers from the State, which he said, contributed highly to the commencement of work on the road.
“What we are witnessing here is the effect of synergy among the National Assembly Members from Enugu State led by Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
“On behalf of Ndi Enugu, we appreciate the Federal Government for acceding to the request by the State for the road rehabilitation, which will bring about socio-economic transformation to the people”, he said.
Earlier, `Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Works, Hon. Tobi Okechukwu, and Member representing Nkanu East/Nkanu West Federal Constituency, Hon. Chukwuemeka Ujam, said the project would help to boost economic activities in the communities.