From CHUKS ONUOHA, Umuahia
The State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Abia State, Senator Emma Nwaka, has asked Nigerians to persuade the Federal Government to raise special funds to address the problem of Aba roads. He promised that state Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, will not shirk his responsibility to people of Aba and other parts of the state. Speaking in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, yesterday, while reacting to a newspaper report on state of Aba roads, Nwaka said the state government has done much to develop Aba.
“Structures that block the drainage system in Aba will have to go, for there to be a lasting solution and we ask for the support of the press in this regard,” he said. He commended the governor for using what he described as lean resources of to accelerate the development of Abia State, adding that before the current administration took office, the only iconic landmark in the state was the Abia Tower. “Today, the story is different, as the state can now boast of many landmarks, which include the imposing civil servants secretariat, a conference centre of international standard and befitting high court buildings, among others .
The success recorded by our government in the area of security, which has attracted international approbation, is not without huge economic dividends,” he said. He said that as a result of the government’s achievements, companies, like Guinness and Nigerian Breweries are in Abia doing business. The PDP chairman faulted a recent newspaper report on Aba roads, saying that the state government was not contacted to say its side of the story.
“You will notice that no effort was made to hear from any government official about what the government is doing or intends to do about the state of some of the roads in the city. The whole essence of the report, from all indications, is to demonise the government and portray it as uncaring,” Nwaka said.