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Nenwe-Oduma road, statement of economic efficiency, ease of doing business – Buhari



Nenwe-Oduma road, statement of economic efficiency, ease of doing business – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says that the completion of the NenweOduma highway is a statement of economic efficiency and ease of doing business.

The president said this at the official commissioning and handover of section I and II of the Nenwe-Oduma highway in Enugu and Ebonyi states on Thursday in Enugu.

Was represented on the occasion of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu.

“Our commitment is to improve trucking infrastructure and we are determined to improve the ease of doing business, create jobs and prosperity to lift people out of poverty.

“This highway links the states of Enugu and Ebonyi and is a critical component of our national highway network. It has been built to the highest quality of design and workmanship and if used well and not abused, it should last the designed useful life.

“The Nenwe-Odoma highway is a statement of economic efficiency and ease of doing business, because the travel time, which was on average four hours before construction, has now been reduced to two hours since the completion of the highway.”

Therefore, he implored people not to exceed 100 km, adding that ‘we want them to be alive to be witnesses and to be part of the prosperity and promise of Nigeria.

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, describing the road, said that the road is a visible asset and proof of where Nigerian resources were invested, from a combination of raised resources and loans.

Aganaba, Director, Southeast Zone Roads, was represented.

“This project and many more in various parts of a large country represent significant investments in road transport infrastructure, which is a commitment by the Buhari administration as the engine of economic growth and prosperity.

“This occasion provides another opportunity to acknowledge the impact of SUKUK funding on the completion of the Nenwe-Oduma Highway, Sections I and II, in Enugu and Ebonyi states.

“SUKUK is currently contributing to the progress of work on 44 roads in Nigeria, I want to express my gratitude to our government, investors, Ministry of Fice, members of the National Assembly and the House Works Committees at the 8th and 9th Assembly for your support, ”Fashola said.

For his part, Greg Nnaji, Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure representing the Governor of the Enugu estate, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, said it was comforting to witness the commissioning of the 26-kilometer road in Enugu and the 14-kilometer road in the states of Ebonyi.

“The underlying infrastructure benefit is that economic activity cases have been boosted.

“Therefore, this particular highway is very much a critical infrastructure for the people of Enugu state and as an interstate it takes pride of place as one of the critical infrastructure highways delivered by the government to the state. .

“Therefore, the economic impact of this highway cannot be overemphasized. The people of this area, as an agrarian community, have the opportunity to get their food and boost their economy.

“We therefore want to show our appreciation to the president and commander-in-chief and congratulate the minister, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on the completion of the road,” said Nnaji.

However, he urged community people and other road users to protect the road as a critical national infrastructure.

Also in attendance were the Royal Fathers, who also praised the government’s commitment to deliver the road infrastructure.

One of the Royal Fathers, Eze Moses Ngele, Agu III of the Ishiagu-Ivo Local Government Area, Ebonyi State, recalled that the path had begun. Ike Ekweremadu and now completed the administration.

“Today is a great day for Oduma because we know how we suffer on this path, immediately after arriving at Nenwe we will go round and round but today is a thing of joy, we thank God for that and for everyone involved.

He said that before the area was deplorable and could not be driven for vehicles, but now people can easily travel to sell their products and carry out other economic activities.

He urged the government to continue monitoring the highway because it is not only critical to the surrounding communities, but it is an interstate highway leading into Ebonyi and Cross River states.

Another Royal Highness, Igwe Patrick Oshiekwe, the Ohazulume I of Ukete-Oduma, also praised the government for bringing development to the community and surrounding communities.

He added that the completion of the highway has brought great relief to the population of the area.

He called on people to use the road judiciously and make sure not to abuse it.

A community leader, Mr. Chukwu Sylvester, from Obuagu Ezinato Ohafia Oduma Aninri, said that the people are happy and grateful to the government for the finished road.

He added that they could now live as decent people and not be covered in dirt when they travel to Enugu.

Ms Janet Okolo, a rice farmer, was overjoyed and said that now they can earn more as they can easily take their agricultural products to neighboring communities and earn more profit. In addition, we will be more economically independent ”.

Okolo, however, asked the government to do more, to take construction to other areas of the state so that all citizens feel the impact of the administration.

The Nigerian News Agency reports that the construction of the Nenwe-Oduma-Uburu highway (26.27 km) and the branch of section II to the Ishiagu-Mile 2 highway (14 km) in the states of Enugu / Ebonyi is divided into two phases with a total length of 40.27 km.

Source: NAN

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