By Vincent Ujumadu
Â AWKAâ€”GOVERNOR Peter Obi has made a passionate plea to the Federal Government to save Anambra State from imminent catastrophe awaiting her as a result of the collapse of some vital federal roads in the state.
Â Obi made the appeal in Awka, while conducting the Director-General of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA, Alhaji Abudulkadir Kure round some failed federal roads in the state.
Â Among roads inspected by the FERMA boss and his directors were those in Onitsha, the Omanballa areas ofÂ Nsugbe, Oyi Bridge, Omor and Onitsha-Anaku â€“Nsukka.
Â At the Upper Iweka axis of the federal dual carriage way, the Governor appealed to FERMA to immediately start palliative work to save the road from cutting into two, especially with the rainy season setting in.
Â He frowned at the indiscriminate dumping of refuse inside the collapsed culverts, adding that the residents of the area have been made to sign an undertaken to keep their environment clean or be prepared for a showdown with government.
Â According to the Governor, the state government had already committed over N20 billion on the rehabilitation of federal roads, adding that with the present responsive government under Alhaji Musa Yarâ€™Adua and Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, he expected the Federal Government to hearken to the cry of the state as it had already started doing.