4 “We have architects, and engineers and all the professionals who are consultants on their own.
5 “The governor assembled them to ensure that the jobs that are being done will stand the test of time and outlive the generation that is to come, at least up to 100 years,’’ he said.
6 Egwu stressed that the allegation against Abia government were false and baseless, denying that the delay was for political reasons
“If factors like the rains and delay in funds affect the project, does that take us to the argument that government doesn’t want to complete the project?
7 That is a no,’’ he said.
8 Mr Cletus Okorie, former chairman, Ariaria Medicine Line, affected by the demolition had earlier told the News Agency of Nigeria that the reconstruction had yet to take off fully since September 2021.
He alleged that Gov. Ikpeazu never planned to return the shops to their original owners who bought land and built the shops ravaged by flooding.
9 “The flood in the area has become a river because of the delay.
12 The traders lamented that the arrangement was unthinkable after they had been rendered penniless with the demolition of shops they built originally.