Aba in Abia State has gotten a N27 billion naira funding from the World Bank for the rebuilding of its roads.
The State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, made this known on Sunday while speaking at the 2021 Convention & 20 Million Naira Visual Studio Fund Launch of The Presbyterian Church Of Nigeria, Aba Presbytery.
Ikpeazu noted that the roads to be given priority attention include: Port Harcourt Road, Ngwa Road, Ohanku and roads around Ndiegoro.
According to reports, work has already commenced on the affected road projects, he noted, adding that Aba will soon change for the better as his administration is committed to the total rebuilding of infrastructure in the town.
Speaking further, Ikpeazu stated that “there is plan to construct a 5.5 killometre tunnel to take storm water from Ndiegoro to the Aba River to permanently tackle the problem of flooding,” which has been major challenge confronting those areas.
He pledged that the state will gain rapid infrastructural overhaul soon while seeking loyalty of the state.
Recall that the commercial city popularly touted as the business hub of the state has been on the headlines for having some of the worst roads in the South East.
Most of the roads have been reported to be in deplorable condition despite having one of the biggest markets in West Africa; the Ariaria Market.