Development of Abia state very crucial – Gov. Theodore Orji

Channels Television  
Updated September 15, 2012

Abia state governor Theodore Orji says the development of Aba-the commercial nerve center of the state is one of the legacies his administration will bequeath to the people of Abia state.

Theodore Orji who was one of the special guests at the public presentation of the global villager-a book on the commemoration of the 77th birthday of Alhaji Bamangar Turkur, described Aba as a sore point and that he will do all in his powers to make the city habitable.

According to him all structures that is causing obstruction to the development of the city will be demolished.

He said further that government has got enough land in the city and would open all drainages and scoop them after the rains, warning that in the course of doing that, any building on the drainages would go.

He also said that Abia State Road Maintenance Agency (ABROMA) has been formed to function in Aba and Umuahia and has been given the marching order to fill the potholes on the roads, pointing out that his administration has also bought the equipment to evacuate refuse at Aba and promised that he would sustain it.

According to him, the Aba/Port Harcourt express way is above the capacity of the state government, adding that the state has contacted the Federal Government and in response promised to repair it. No government in the state will neglect Aba as the city is important, while its topography and the rains hinder road construction, he concluded.