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Abia: Governor Otti Satisfied with Progress on Port Harcourt Road and Other Aba Projects

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ABA, Nigeria – Governor Alex Otti of Abia State has expressed his satisfaction with the ongoing road projects in Aba, particularly the work being done on Port Harcourt Road by Julius Berger.

This development was revealed on Saturday, January 28, 2024, in a press release signed by Kazie Uko, the chief press secretary to the Abia state governor.

During a weekend road inspection, which included Port Harcourt Road, Old Court Road, Ndoki Road, and Omuma Road, Governor Otti addressed crowds of residents who greeted him with enthusiastic support.

Dr Otti commended the progress made on these crucial infrastructure projects and reassured the public that some of the roads would be ready for use before the onset of the rainy season.

The governor, addressing the local residents, stated, “We will like to assure you that very, very soon all these roads will be commissioned for use. The contractor has also told me that you people have been very kind to them, giving them water, giving them drinks and some of you are cooking and bringing to them. This is the way it should be. If you cooperate with the government, the government will cooperate with you.”

In addition to praising the community’s support, Governor Otti emphasized the importance of maintaining cleanliness and sanitary habits, especially once the roads are completed. He announced plans to provide bins for households to facilitate better waste management and promised regular waste collection services.

The Governor further highlighted the strategic importance of Omuma Road, revealing plans for its dualization and linking to Old Express Road, Cemetery, and Osusu roads. He noted that work on this road would accelerate once the relocation of the electricity line was completed.

Dr Alex Otti, the governor of Abia State inspects a road project in the commercial city of Aba on Saturday, January 27, 2024.
Dr Alex Otti, the governor of Abia State inspects a road project in the commercial city of Aba on Saturday, January 27, 2024.

At Ndoki Road, Governor Otti promised completion before the year’s end, stating that the road would extend to the Good Morning Market and connect to Old Court Road and adjoining streets.

This project, along with several others in Aba, is being executed through direct labor by the Abia State Ministry of Works. The Governor urged investors to seize the opportunity to invest in Aba, highlighting the potential economic benefits.

Accompanied by the Commissioner for Works, Engr. Otumchere Oti, Governor Otti personally ensured that the technical details of the projects matched the initial designs, showcasing his commitment to quality infrastructure development in the state.

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