Ikpeazu vows to complete inland dry Port in AbiaOgbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia

The Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, has assured that the state government will use every available resources within its reach to complete the inland dry Port project in the State.

The governor said his administration started the project in order to improve the ease of doing business in the South East Geo-political zone.

He spoke on Thursday while commissioning the Amaorji junction - Abayi - Isi Court road, in the Isi-ala Ngwa North Local Government Area in the State.

The road is an intervention project of the ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy affairs.

Ikpeazu said he came personally to Commission the road to prove those who alleged that it was abandoned wrong.
He said, "I came to Commission this road and put a date for the completion of its phase two. It has become a tradition for people to claim our projects and they have even gone ahead to say that this road was abandoned. 

"I came here today to prove that this road is a reality and I want to add that those who are angry when we work hard to bring the dividends of democracy to our people deserves to be pitied.

"The inland dry Port project is another project that falls within our efforts to improve trade and investment for our people.

"We are aware that many of the containers belonging to businessmen from here are stocked in the Apapa sea port in Lagos State.  But when we complete the dry Port, our businessmen can bring in goods easily and also export what they have manufactured".

The permanent secretary ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy affairs Mrs Joy Nwanju, said the road was initiated in the year 2019 as a joint intervention project of the Local Government.

She said the project include three roads across the three senatorial zones of the state.

She expressed happiness that the governor was Commissioning the second road in the project having Commissioned the first road in Abia South senatorial zone, adding that in no distant time the third project in Abia North senatorial zone would be Commissioned.

The commissioner for works in the State Chief Bob Ogu, said the governor had developed a template for completing all on going road project in the State.

He added that all the roads constructed under Ikpeazu's adminstration has a guarantee to last for twenty years.

He urged the indigenes to desist from burning fire on the road during festive period in order to enable it to last.

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