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Abia spends N10bn on failed federal roads

By  Anayo Okoli

Umuahia—Abia State Government has said that it has so far spent about N10 billion in the maintenance of federal roads in the state.

Governor Theodore Orji disclosed this in  Umuahia, when he received in audience the members of the Governing Board of the Federal Emergency Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA,  led by its chairman, Mr. Abdukadir Kure.

Governor Orji regretted that though funds were appropriated for the rehabilitation of federal roads in the state, nothing had been done on the roads prompting the state government to use its lean resources to rehabilitate the federal roads that pass through the state.

Orji, however, called on  FERMA to look into the matter and determine why contracts appropriated for in the federal budget were left unattended to. He also sought the agency’s assistance to the state.

According to the Governor, the South East zone has suffered gross neglect in infrastructural development, noting that Abians have suffered untold hardship due to the bad federal roads in the state.


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