Governor Ifeanyi Ugwanyi and Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President, have commended the Federal Government of President Muhammadu Buhari for releasing funds for the commencement of rehabilitation of the 41km Ozalla-Akpugo-Amagunze-Ihuokpara-Nkomoro Ebonyi federal road in Enugu.
DAILY POST gathered that the road project which was intially awarded in 2010, stopped due to poor funding, but was re-awarded by the present federal administration following the intervention of Ekweremadu, the State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and other federal legislators from the State.
The Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, commended the Federal Government while speaking during the flag-off of the project.
Ekweremadu said the road had now been awarded as a full project under the Federal Ministry of Power, Works, and Housing.
“On behalf of Ndi Enugu, we appreciate the Federal Government for acceding to the request by the State for the road rehabilitation, which will bring about socio-economic transformation to the people.”
He explained that the initial challenge faced by the project was because it started as a Constituency Project under Hon. Peace Nnaji, which usually suffers setback in terms of continuity, especially when the lawmaker that initiated it did not return to the National Assembly.