Prof. Charles Soludo in keeping with this commitment. The Governor flagged-off construction of nine roads in Okpoko and the Mmiata-Anam-Nzam road which has two bridges. This is in tandem with his administration’s promise of building over two hundred and twenty (220) kilometers of roads across the state, before the end of this year.
And it is also part of what Governor Soludo promised in his manifesto- to build more roads as well as modernize and maintain existing ones with flyovers, bridges, and pedestrian walkways. This will effectively connect more communities to the urban setting as well as boost the state’s economic fortunes
In the State’s 2022 revised budget, fifty-four (54) billion naira, accounting for fifty (50) percent of the budget size, is dedicated to the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure for road construction and maintenance in keeping with the present administration’s Urban regeneration agenda.
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The nine roads are; Obodo-Owerri Rd 5.77km, Oguagu- Ik Onuorah-Anumudu-Mgbuka- Amazu-Owerri Rd -2.97km, Edeh Road-School rd-Awalite – Ojoto-Owerri rd 1.48km, School rd- umuobom Street-Ojoto Street Junction -0.58km and Umuobom st (Ojoto st Junction-Adazi ani st- Owerri Rd- 0.77km.
Others are Umenweke st (Obodoukwu Junction)-Umeojiakor st ( School Rd Junction)-0.58km. (Ojoto Junction)-Anumudu (Mgbuka Amazu Junction)0.99km, Uzii st- Mission st (Awaited Junction) 0.54km and Anumudu street (ik Onuorah Junction )- Gmi Rd- 0.38km.
Performing the flag-off at Okpoko, Governor Soludo said that the visit was his fourth time in Okpoko since the inception of his administration.
“What we have come for today, is the promise we made to you. Let me say this very important thing. When I ran for governorship, there were three local governments I transversed, and the images I saw kept haunting me.”