The governor Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu has stated that he introduced the rigid Cement Technology to tackle the deplorable state of the roads in the city which he met while assuming office in 2015.
The Governor who was reacting to criticisms from some sections regarding the State of roads in Aba on Saturday while interacting with members of the Abia Online Media Practitioners, pointed out that on assumption of office in 2015, he met roads that were in deplorable state in Aba, saying it took him courage, hard work to give those roads a lift.
Ikpeazu again, revealed that the rigour and level of work put up as it were, is same level of work deployed in Omuma Road, Aba.
He said though past administrations contributed their quota towards improving infrastructure in the State, his administration introduced a scientific method in road construction -the cement technology, stressing that this is done despite the high cost of cement in the country.
The Governor said a lot of manpower, time, resources among others were deployed in places such as Omuma, Umule, Osusu Roads extending to Ngwa High School, Aba/Owerri Road, noting that these efforts are geared towards complementing his administration’s urban renewal efforts.
He said amid criticisms, he has refused to be deterred by unverified social media reports as he has submitted himself to the verdict of history just as he noted that his administration has also given the State a long term development plan which according to him, is the first of its kind.
The Governor therefore used the medium to urge members of the Association to be mindful of their reports even as the country is approaching the election period, stressing that he has been amazed by the level of fake and unverified reports on social media.