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.
He also commended Ugwuanyi for his cooperation with members of the National Assembly to ensure the reactivation of the project.
Ekweremadu added that the Governor mandated them to ensure that no federal road in the State was abandoned.
He said, “I would, therefore, like to express our special gratitude to the FG for making funds available to continue this project and also call on them to step up efforts on roads in the South East”.
Also speaking, Governor Ugwuanyi appreciated the synergy among the federal lawmakers from the State, which he said, contributed highly to the commencement of work on the road.
Ugwuanyi said, “What we are witnessing here is the gift of synergy among the National Assembly Members from Enugu State led by Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
“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.