Residents of John Nwodo close, G.R.A, Enugu have expressed “immense gratitude” to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for the award of contract for the rehabilitation of their road during the recent meeting of the State Executive Council (EXCO).
A statement signed on behalf of the residents, by the street’s Neighbourhood Chairman and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu, Prof. Obioma Okezie, stated that the governor’s decision to rehabilitate the road “has brought relief to us that at last we have joined others to benefit from the massive infrastructural development going on in the state especially in road works”.
Prof. Okezie disclosed that the residents of the neighbourhood “have watched over the years as this road has gone from bad to worse”, adding the road is “sometimes so flooded during the rains that pedestrian and vehicular movement on it is hampered by the knee-deep flood waters”.
Commending Gov. Ugwuanyi for his quick intervention, the Neighbourhood Chairman said: “We cried to this listening Governor about this and in less than one month of our appeal, he has heard our plea and commenced the road reconstruction with executive dispatch”.
According to him, “we have since the inception of this administration admired his (Ugwuanyi) unabashed averment that ‘Enugu State is in the Hands of God’ and we can clearly see its manifestations”.
The residents, therefore, pledged their “unalloyed support for this quintessential administrator and his effort to transform Enugu State to an enviable place of abode”.
Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration had last week, awarded contracts for the rehabilitation of the John Nwodo close along with the Ebeano Estate road by Otigba junction, Enugu. Also approved for construction was the access road leading to the dump site of the Enugu State Waste Management Authority (ESWAMA) at Ogui Nike, Enugu North Local Government Area, which is currently being evacuated by the state government for the first time in the past 12 years.