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Amansea-Awba-Ofemili Road: Anambra blames FG’s indebtedness over non-completion - ITREALMS

ITREALMS:
The Anambra State government has blamed the Federal Government (FG) indebtedness over its inability to complete the Amansea-Ebenebe-Ugbenu-Ugbene-Awba-Ofemili road due on previous road repairs, reports ITREALMS.

Disclosing this at the 14th Annual Nigeria Editors’ Conference (ANEC 2018) in Asaba, Delta State, the Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C. Don Adinuba, told ITREALMS in response to questions on delays in completing the road which commenced over six years ago, that Governor Willie Obiano is determined to completing the road as soon as possible.

He also apologized for all the towns on that route, noting that Awba-Ofemili is one of the major rice producing towns in Anambra State which makes up the popular Anambra Rice, of which the government cannot afford to forget.

He pointed out that although the Federal Government had since reduced the indebtedness to Anambra State to about N36 billion, but has not refunded the money the state claimed was expended on roads, from where it intended to finance the completion of a few roads including the Amansea-Awba-Ofemili road.

In addition, Adinuba told ITREALMS that a fortnight ago, he was in a meeting with farmers from the town alongside the governor on the way forward.

He said that once Anambra State received refund from FG, it will be invested in complete the very important road like the Amansea-Awba-Ofemili to pave way for evacuation of rice and other agriculture produce.

The Anambra State government, Adinuba further said, is thinking of offering a facelift on the road once the rainy season is over, while pending when the state finances improves or FG refund is received.

On the healthcare centres, he said they are coming up with plans to built standard hospitals across the states for an accessible healthcare delivery.

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Pix: Hon. Commissioner, Information, Anambra State, Mr. C. Don Adinuba

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