travelers plying the Owerri-Okigwe highway have made an appeal to the Federal
and state government to commence immediate repairs on the bad spots on the
numerous bad spots on the 59 kilometre stretch Owerri-Okigwe highway has
made it a death trap making commuters lament that a journey of less than one
hour now takes over two hours due to the dilapidated state of the road.
Owerri-Okigwe road is a 59-kilometer stretch highway constructed by the Federal
Government, over three decades ago, its the major link between Owerri,
Okigwe, Enugu, Abia and Ebonyi State.
it’s collapse many years ago, it has become a shadow of its former self
especially at different spots and areas like Akabo, Amaraku, and the latest is
the Obiohuru in Isiala Mbano local government area of Imo state.
as commuters are struggling to maneuver the bad spot, some youths in the area
have also turned the spot into a toll point in return for the service rendered
at the spot.
plying the road have therefore appealing to the Federal government and the
state government to commence immediate repairs considering the fact that the
yuletide is fast approaching.
response, the Federal road maintenance agency in the state headed by Mr. Emeka Maduagwu
the Imo state-federal road maintenance agency has appealed to commuters on the
road to be patient with the agency as work will soon start.
agency also disclosed that there are a list of roads where maintenance will
commence ahead of the end of the year celebrations even as some have
started on some other roads and soon, that of Owerri-Okigwe will commence.(Channels)