UMUAHIA — Governor Theodore of Abia State, has said his administration has continued to pay special attention to the infrastructural development of Aba, the commercial nerve centre of the state after long years of neglect by previous administrations.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Public Communication, Mr. Ben Onyechere, the governor said: “Since the inception of my administration I have never lost sight nor waivered in my resolve to revise the infrastructural decadence in Aba for which reason the city’s commercial activities were almost grounded to a halt because of impassible access roads.”
“The decadent situation which is as a result of long neglect had virtually seemed an up hill task because of the enormity and extremity of disrepair for which government is now spending a fortune to rectify. Aba is not the only area that witnessed abandonment of the past but its residents were hypnotised to have believed deceitful propaganda with which the city was held down for a long time.
“In any case government has not claimed to have repaired all the roads neither has it said it can repair all the roads but has fruitfully embarked on a prioritization agenda with the target to start rebuilding the important roads which we have done from where we are spreading into the remote areas.
“Government is not averse to criticism most of which are politically motivated to undermine and disparage the image of government perpetrated through vulnerable interest groups. It is important to remember that Mbakwe wept in Aba and tried his best but since after him no other tangible attempt had been made in Aba before we came into power.
“In spite of all the natural and human induced impediments government is determined more than ever before to continue the ongoing rebuilding of the roads as well as activating the power plant which was newly build in other to alleviate the infrastructural deficits.”