By Emmanuel Ugwu
After wallowing in total infrastructure decay for years, Aba the commercial nerve centre of Abia State effectively commenced experiencing a process of urban renewal yesterday as the state governor, Chief Theodore Orji inaugurated multiple projects for the city.
The projects which included the long abandoned Ukwa Mangoro Road, Dan Fodio/East roads, Old Express/Samek Road and a pedestrian bridge at Abia State Polytechnic attracted loud cheers from thousands of Aba residents.
The decay in infrastructure had made Aba residents to adopt cynical attitude to the state government resulting to what the governor referred to “interminable cat and mouse relationship and obstructive vibrancy” but Orji vowed that Aba would continue to remain “the primary concern” of his administration.
“We will continue to do everything that it takes to ensure the development of this city, and its full restoration to the glory of all Abians and all men of good will,” he said.”
The Abia chief executive noted that the challenge of putting Aba to good shape “is a very difficult task” but his administration “is determined to renew the Enyimba City “by initiating original, prime projects and tackling the seemingly impossible ones, some of which have been ignored or left unattended by previous administrations.”
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