Hope for Obinofia community as Governor Ugwuanyi inspects erosion-ravaged road


On Friday, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State visited the community of Obinofia in the Ezeagu local government area amid the joy for the inspection federal road project ravaged by the erosion (Ozoechine road) which was abandoned for lack of funding.

Governor Ugwuanyi, accompanied by a team of engineers the Roads Department Federal Ministry of Public Works and Housing, headed by the Chief Engineer, Ing. ST Oluwadun, and State Project Manager of Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), Barr. Vincent Obetta, was informed by Engr. Oluwadun that the road had been under construction by the federal government since 2013, but was abandoned for lack of funding.

For his part, the NEWMAP State Project Manager, Barr. Obetta, revealed that Governor Ugwuanyi on March 16, 2019 instructed the agency to assess the road with engineering experts, adding that they realized, after digging the road, that it was ” a federal project coming under the exclusive federal government list.

therefore suggested that the state government should interface with the federal government to declare the road an emergency erosion site.

Governor Ugwuanyi, reiterated his administration’s commitment to rural development, youth empowerment and the well-being of the population, said the state government would intervene in the project through the possibility of meeting with the federal government on the issue of funding or of undertaking remedial work the dry season, among others.

The governor, asked people in the community to mention their most pressing need, approved the sum of five million naira to equip the community’s maternity hospital, after people brought it to his attention.

told the people of Obinofia that his administration would not abandon them, reassuring them that there would be a remarkable difference.

Governor Ugwuanyi was received by the President of Ezeagu LGA, the Hon. Chukwudi Ani and the jubilant sons and of Obinofia, including the clergy, the traditional leader, the General President of the City Union and the outgoing President of the Council, the Hon. Fred Chukwudi Ezinwa, all expressed their deep gratitude to the Governor for coming to the rescue of people in the community.

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