With the Enugu-Onitsha expressway gradually becoming a deathtrap, Hon. Lawrence Ezeudu, the member representing Dunukofia state constituency has beckoned on the Federal Government to direct the contractors working on the abandoned project to resume duty.
According to reports, the contractor, RCC had stopped working on the project since the Covid-19 induced lockdown intensified, leaving the work at Ukpo in Dunukofia LGA. Prior to that, they had tiled the road from Umunya in Oyi LGA axis.
As a matter of fact, Ezeudu stressed that his constituents and other road users were having hectic time accessing the federal road as a result of its deplorable condition from Onitsha to Amansea where Anambra state shares a boundary with Ugwuoba in Enugu state.
In his words, “RCC has been doing a wonderful work on that road. I commend the federal government and the contractor for the great works done on the road. However, I am appealing for its completion. The contractors are no longer on the site. And this is affecting motorists and travellers very badly. The Federal Government should kindly mobilize them back to the site. They have the capacity.
“This is the only highway we have in this part of the state. If it is not completed, it will bring more untold hardship on us. Again, it could make heavy-duty and articulated vehicles to divert to state roads. And when that happens, state roads would be damaged because they were not designed for that,” the legislator added.
As Blueprint reports, Ezeudu, who is also the chairman, House Committee on Land and Housing Development, appealed to the state and federal governments to expedite action towards resolving all existing boundary issues between communities and others so as to improve the security of lives and properties in the entire South-east geographical zone.