There was jubilation in Enugu yesterday as Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi flagged off the construction of the second phase of the all-important Nike Lake-Harmony Estate-Adoration Ministry- Emene road in Enugu East Local Government Area, linking the ever-busy Nike Road and Emene.


The second phase of the road, which will serve as a bypass from Nike Lake junction to Emene, was approved by the State Executive Council, EXCO, a few weeks before the just concluded general election, after the first phase – construction of five River crossings including culverts and bridges of various sizes, to connect Harmony Estate with the Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, AMEN, Ground, reached 85 per cent completion.

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Flagging off the road amid jubilation and excitement from the residents, Ugwuanyi, who was accompanied by the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Priscilla Ngozi Emehelu, the chairman of the Council, Alex Ugwu, the House of Representatives Member-elect, Prince Cornelius Nnaji, and the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Greg Nnaji, among others, stated that the project, which was being constructed for the first time in the history of Enugu State, will help to ease traffic movement in Enugu metropolis and beyond.

The governor added that the road construction was in line with his administration’s urban and rural development polices “to provide access to the communities in this area and ensure the full development of the Harmony Housing Estate as well as the surrounding environment”.

He disclosed that three kilometers of the 10.5 kilometres road stretching from Emene to the Adoration Ground has already been completed and inaugurated by his administration, stressing that the state government decided to commence the construction of the second phase of two kilometres because of the socio-economic importance of the road to the people of the state.



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