GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTED TO DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL AREAS SAYS WORKS COMMISSIONER
By Okoli Sunday :
Aguleri (Anambra East LGA), July 17, 2019 (MOI) Anambra State Works Commissioner, Mr Marcel Ifejiofor says the state government is irrevocably committed to extending development to rural areas as a way of enhancing economic growth.
Mr Ifejiofor, an engineer, made the remark when he inspected the 42 kilometre Agulueri Otu-Aguleri Uno-Oil Rig road in Anambra East, Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
The commissioner said his mission was to ascertain the level of work done and to monitor the contractor, to know whether he had been keeping the terms of the contract.
Ifejiofor said that constructing such standard roads in rural areas would be a way of complimenting the Gov. Obiano urban renewal drive and making those at the grassroots to heave a sigh of relief.
He noted that the road, when completed would connect four communities of Aguleri Uno, Aguleri Otu, Enugu Otu and Mkpunando thst were food basket of the state.
``This is the first time these communities will be seeing tarred roads in their lives.
``Gov. Obiano is not only constructing roads but also connecting them to the national grid; so they will start enjoying electricity supply,’’ he said.
Ifejiofor noted that before now, oil field 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Orient Petroleum could only be accessed through Enugu State.
He explained that with the completion of the road, it would now be accessed through the Anambra State-owned road.
The commissioner said that the contractor was carefully chosen because of the difficult terrain and remarked that they were doing a good job.
The project Manager, CCC Construction Company, Abdullah Yossef assured of timely completion of the project.
He said that not less than 9km of the road had been asphalted while not less than 15km had laterite works and 20km sand filled.
Yossef noted that the project was challenging but they were on top of the situation. (MOI)