Governor Ifeanyi #Ugwuanyi of #Enugu State, on Thursday, inaugurated the 2.85km Last Bus-Stop (Abakpa Nike)-Nkwo Nike Junction Road in Enugu East Local Government Area newly reconstructed by his administration to strategically divert traffic from the ongoing construction of the first Enugu State government’s flyover bridge at T-junction, Nike Lake Road.
Inaugurating the road amid jubilation from residents, Gov. Ugwuanyi disclosed that the infrastructure was deliberately conceived and executed by his administration to ease the traffic congestion in the area occasioned by the ongoing flyover bridge project.
The governor added that the project was also in keeping with the state government’s concerted efforts to revitalise parts of Enugu metropolis, facilitate investments, inspire private developments, stimulate economic growth and reinvigorate the urban renewal initiative.
He explained that the road cuts across over eight communities in Enugu East LGA and was redesigned and reconstructed to standard single carriage way of 7.3m width with 2.5m wide shoulders on either side, concrete lined drains and five number culverts superbly delivered on a target six month completion period, “typical of our administration’s policy of Start-To-Finish”.
Gov. Ugwuanyi who on arrival inspected the ongoing massive construction works at the T-junction flyover bridge, Nike Lake Road, with the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Greg Nnaji and Chairman of Enugu East LGA, Hon. Alex Ugwu, among others, pointed out that his administration has executed numerous road projects within the council area totaling 67km.
He added that the road projects include the Nike Lake Junction – Harmony Estate – Adoration Pilgrimage Centre- Orie Emene Road, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) VOR/DME (Aviation) road, Emene, the Penoks – Abakpa Nike-Nike Lake Road, the Airport Road Roundabout-Old Orie Emene-Eke Obinagu Road, among others.
Gov. Ugwuanyi who commended the construction company that handled the Last Bus-Stop- Nkwo Nike Junction bypass road, Eketeson Resources International Limited “for timeous delivery and in keeping with the design specifications, also appreciated the effective supervision of the project by the State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure.
His words: “In Enugu State, we continue to celebrate the unceasing grace of Almighty God which underlie our modest achievements in governance and service delivery to our people especially in these difficult times.
“The faithfulness of God and the fidelity of His love have been the wind beneath our wings. The peace we enjoy, your unwavering support and solidarity have spurred our accomplishments for which we are profoundly grateful.
“Our administration shall continue to prioritize those projects that ameliorate the living standard of our people and stimulate economic growth.
“I urge all users of this new road to own and protect this key infrastructural asset while observing road traffic safety protocol”.
In their separate speeches, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ubosi, Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Nnaji, the Council Chairman, Hon. Ugwu, and the project Contractor, Chief Dr. Donald Ekete, who are all indigenes of Enugu East LGA, thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi for his special interventions and numerous projects his administration has executed in the council area, reassuring him of the people’s prayers and support.
They said that the project was a dream come true for their people and appreciated God and the governor for making it a reality.
Dignitaries at the event include the immediate past Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Priscilla Ngozi Emehelu (Rtd.), the member representing Nsukka East Constituency, Rt. Hon. Chinedu Nwamba, his Nkanu West counterpart, Rt. Hon. Iloabuchi Aniagu, Member 1, Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board (ENSUBEB), Pastor Beloved-Dan Anike, former Chairman of Enugu East LGA, Hon. Mathias Anike, the Spiritual Director, Okunerere Adoration Ministry (OKAM), Rev. Fr. Dr. Paul Obayi, representative of Prince Arthur Eze, Chief Barr. Tagbo Ike, Traditional Rulers, youth and women groups, among others.
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