Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has cried out over the poor state of federal roads in the state and called on the Federal government to hasten to save the roads from imminent collapse.
The Governor made the call while inspecting erosion sites along the Onitsha-Owerri and Onitsha-Enugu expressways which had caved in at two points in Okija, Ihiala local government area on the route to Owerri and at the foot of the fly-over in Nkpor on Onitsha-Enugu road.READ ALSO – Willie Obiano Signs Agreement With Irish Firm For Affordable Housing Units
He expressed worry at the danger posed to lives and business activities in these areas by the menace of the erosion, adding that after a recent inspection of the sites, he contacted President Muhammadu Buhari on the seriousness of the gullies, and later mandated IDC Construction Company to the site to start palliative works to save the roads.
He said that the Federal government owed the state an outstanding N25 billion accruing from reconstruction of federal roads in the state.
“This is the reason why we must get permission from the federal government before embarking on palliatives on the eroded sites.
It is very clear from the gravity of the erosion that the state alone cannot handle the project with its meager resource because it will run into billions of naira”, he said.