By Amah Baldwin
The administration of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has awarded
contracts for another set of development projects across the state,
totaling over N1 billion, to deepen its noble vision to develop the
rural areas in line with the government’s four-point agenda.
Briefing newsmen after the State Executive Council (EXCO), meeting, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Greg Nnaji, stated that the projects duly considered and approved by the council include the extension of the construction of Ogurute-Mkpamute
– Igogoro-Ikpamodo-Okpo-Amaja road and the Ogurute – Umuogbo-Umuokpu-Ette road both in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area
of the state.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
Engr. Nnaji noted that the present administration had constructed phase one of the two roads, adding that the newly awarded
projects were the phase two.
Also approved for rehabilitation/construction, according to the works
commissioner, were selected roads in Igbo-Etiti LGA, namely, the 9th
Mile-Makurdi expressway- Community Secondary School road, Ozalla; the
Akaibute-Ohebe Dim-Aku road and the St. Mary’s Catholic Church-Ezi
Ukehe-Afia Four-Umurusi road.
On the Ozalla community road, he explained that the council “approved
that an access road be created for the people, saying: “We are taking the first phase of that road into the community and it is going to be
classified as a rural feeder road”.
Engr. Nnaji further explained that the Akaibute-Ohebe Dim-Aku road
will be rehabilitated while the St. Mary’s Catholic Church – Ezi Ukehe-Afia Four-Umurusi road was classified as “a full construction which entails site preparation, earthwork, drainages, pavement and surfacing”.
The works commissioner added that the council equally approved the
rehabilitation/construction of the second phase of
Ugbawka-Nara-Nkerefi road in Nkanu East LGA, pointing out that the
project was an extension of the first phase of the road.
Other development projects approved by the council were the renovation
of Enugu State Library, Enugu; rehabilitation of Amechi Uwani road,
Awkunanaw, Enugu South LGA and the completion work on the Bailey
bridge across Nyama River connecting Amechi Uno/Obeagu communities in
Enugu South LGA.
In his brief remark, the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Ogbuagu
Anikwe announced that Enugu State emerged the best state in ICT
development in Nigeria according to the recent rating by the National
Council on Communications Technology.