1 #CITIZENS_QUEST ABIA
Abia is one of the states under the flagship of the Niger Delta Development Commission – NDDC.
Given the higher number of rural communities in the state, Abia has a fair share of rural roads in dire need of attention, roads that has made life and socio-economic activities herculean for the citizenry.
With the advent of NDDC, the people expected that it will become another source of succor, another source of hope, an end to their infrastructural nightmares.
Recall that few days ago, we called out Abians, to mention ONGOING NDDC road projects in our different communities.
To those who adhered to that call, this is a follow up to it.
Today is the Day 1 of Citizens quest in Abia.
An initiative where we, the ordinary Abians undertook to SEE FOR OURSELVES and find out the extent to which NDDC has gone to live up to the mission for which it was established, especially in Abia.
Our quest first took us to Arochukwu Local Government, precisely to Ndi-Oji Abam – Atan road. A virgin road that has never been asphalted since creation.
According to the Youth leader of the community and the another community leader, the road has become a perennial pain that the communities have lived with for as long as they have existed. Several promises were made in times past but non yielded any positive fruit. Until NDDC came just last month. They are optimistic that this will be the end to their sufferings.
We took off from Arochukwu and landed at Bende LGA, precisely at Ozuitem, were the commission is currently constructing the Umuobasiukwu road. The drainages and stone basing has been completed awaiting asphalt.
We descended to Alayi – Ugwueke road, where we met the contractors on site. The road which was hitherto impassable was looking radiant and also awaiting asphalt. We interfaces with commercial cyclists and market women who all expressed their profound gratitude to the commission for a job being well executed.
The rains came and stalled our movement to Nkpa where we learnt there are a Completed 2km road, and two ongoing projects(Agbiyi Umuede Nkpa road and Nkpa Ukwa road)
We will still storm Nkpa for an on the spot assessment of the aforementioned roads.
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