BY Anayo Okoli
Umuahia-ABIA State governor, Chief Theodore Orji, Wednesday ordered all road contractors in the state back to site, with a promise that funds would be released to them.
The governor, however, warned that those who failed to execute their jobs would face the wrath of the people of the state who are expecting them to perform.
Governor Orji, who spoke at a meeting with the contractors, told them that the dry season had set in and urged them to make use of the period which does not last for more than three months.
Orji urged them to go back to site and work for the people. He disclosed that the government had set aside some money as well as funds from the local government joint accounts for the jobs.
He said: “We have set aside some money for the contractors which will be given to them to work for the people during the dry season.”
He said the roads were essential for the development of the state, noting that there were many things the government was doing to develop the state, including housing, agriculture and others.
“But when nothing is done on the roads, the people will grumble and we do not want them to do that as it is their right,” the governor said.
He pointed out that the people valued good roads better than any other thing the government was doing for them.
Orji decried the condition of roads across the state, but said it was not the fault of the government.