By Isdore Ndubisi
Following the dilapidated nature of roads in Anambra State, the state government has declared a state of emergency on roads across the state.
The Commissioner for Works, Mr. Ifeanyi Okoma, an Engineer, made this declaration during the inspection of palliative works on the Amawbia Bridge section of the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway.
Okoma said that Gov Chukwuma Soludo gave the directive in order to ease traffic for Ndi Anambra and other road users.
‘We have moved contractors to the site immediately and as you can see, they are doing quality remedial work,’ he said.
Okoma explained that though the road was a federal one, the state government had to intervene for the sake of the people of the state and those from other states using the road on a daily basis.
He, however, pleaded with road users to be patient as the remedial work would be concluded within a short period of time.
A motorist, Mr. Emeka Okeke, hailed the promptness applied by the state government in the repair of the failed portions of roads.
He said that the traffic occasioned by the potholes on the roads were excruciating but noted that with the intervention of the government, it would soon be a thing of the past.
‘This shows that Gov Soludo has started well and has the interest of the masses at heart,’ he added.