By Ononye VC
A group, the Cultural Credibility Development Initiative, has called on the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, to rehabilitate the dilapidated Onitsha-Owerri Road
Heavy downpours resulting in floods have destroyed the federal government’s Onitsha-Owerri Road, by Metallurgical junction, making the area almost impassable.
A group, the Cultural Credibility Development Initiative, called on the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, to rehabilitate the dilapidated Onitsha-Owerri Road.
The President of the group, Mr Goddy Uwazurike, said this in a statement to the former Lagos Governor on Tuesday.
A copy of the statement was made available to SaharaReporters with a video illustrating the critical state of the road.
Uwazurike also highlighted other federal roads in the South-East region which needed urgent attention of the Nigerian government as capital projects.
In the video, a man was shown lamenting in both in English and Igbo languages about the road which was divided into two.
The statement partly read, “The Cultural Credibility Development Initiative calls on the Hon. Minister, Mr Raji Babatunde Fashola, to without delay repair the dilapidated Onitsha Owerri Road, particularly the Metalogical junction.
“Today, this road is a present and looming danger to anyone passing through that road. In a sentence, the Onitsha-Owerri Road has been divided into two. Need I remind the Hon Minister that this road is crucial to the network of roads leading to the Economic Golden Egg of Nigeria.
“Your Excellency, we wish to inform you that the roads in Igbo land are so dilapidated that road transportation has crumbled beyond description.
“As the Governor of Lagos State, you performed very well in the provision and maintenance of good roads. We believe that you can repeat this feat on Onitsha-Enugu road, Enugu-Port Harcourt Road, Ihiala Mbano-Umuahia roads, the Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene road, the Aboh-Anioma roads, the Umuahia-Arochukwu roads, Owerri-Okigwe road, Owerri-Port Harcourt road, the Uturu Afikpo roads the Owerri Mbaise Obowo roads , the Aba-Ikot Ekpene road, the 9th mile- Benue border roads.
“Your Excellency, your good name will go down the drain if you do not urgently rise to the occasion.”