– Motorists and other road users of Arochukwu-Ohafia road can finally heave a sigh of relief
– This is as the road is set to be reconstructed after years of neglect
– The initiative is the brain-child of Senator Mao Ohuabunwa
The senator representing Abia North Senatorial District in the Nigerian Senate, Mao Ohuabunwa, on Sunday, March 4, flagged off the reconstruction of the Arochukwu-Ohafia road after years of neglect.
The initiative attracted the commendation of Abia state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, who was represented at the flag-off ceremony by his deputy, Ude Oko at the event.
The governor lauded the senator for taking the pain to ensure that the road becomes motorable, lamenting that previous administrations had abandoned the road.
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“Residents of Arochukwu-Ohafia, including commercial drivers have suffered a lot due to the dilapidated state of the road. I think the reconstruction of the road attracted by Senator Mao Ohuabunwa will help to alleviate the sufferings of the people plying the road.
“This project attracted by the senator has complimented the efforts of the state government in ensuring total infrastructural development of the state. The distinguished senator has made us proud,” the governor said.
On his part, Senator Ohuabunwa thanked the people of the zone, assuring them of quality representation and attracting more people-oriented projects to the zone.
His words: “During my campaign, one thing that kept coming up each time we visit communities within Arochukwu and Ohafia is the state of the Arochukwu-Ohafia federal road and the need to do something about it.
“As a legislator, I know for sure that the only way to get it done is through appropriation and as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I am well positioned to use my legislative privileges to get it done for my people.”
The senator thanked the governor and other government officials in the state for their support, while pledging his resolve to monitor the execution of the project.
The senator described media reports insinuating that he empowered women in his constituency with frying pan and camp gas as mischievous and deliberate spread of falsehood.
Senator Ohuabunwa, who spoke through his special assistant, Uche Okoli, described the report as a distortion of fact and misrepresentation of what actually happened.
According to Okoli, his boss conducted a skill acquisition training programme in 2017 which was handled by the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency (SMEDAN), adding that after the training, each person was equipped with the necessary tools needed in the area of training with a financial support of up to N50,000.
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