FERMA decries sorry state of federal roads in Ebonyi

Federal Roads Management Agency (FERMA) in Ebonyi state Thursday
decried the dilapidated state of federal roads in the state.

Federal Roads Maintenance Engineer of FERMA Ebonyi State Field Office, Akinyemi Ojo,highlighted the dilapidated roads to include Okposi/Nara road, Abakaliki/Oferekpe road, Oso Edda/Abia State border road, Nguzu/Ohafia Abia State road, Ishiagu mile 2 Abia State border road, Afikpo/Okigwe highway, among others.

He however, said the agency has drew the attention of federal government to the roads.

Mr. Ojo noted that Federal government through FERMA rehabilitated a collapsing twin-bridge and road on the ever-busy Abakaliki/Enugu expressway.

The bridge and road which is located very close to Ukwuachi on the highway, almost became impassable with accidents and robbery occuring on it.

Mr Ojo disclosed that the road became life threatening following washout on the road.

“Some months back, we had serious washout, a life threatening washout there. But to glory of God, our agency have been able to approve money to make that reinstatement washout.

“We have repaired the washout, made provision for the retaining wall and filled back the eroded place. We did our work there and we have asphalted the place.

*We have about two projects on that particular place. There is a spot on the road that people are having accidents on that bridge. So, we have been able to fill this pothole on that road”.

Ojo noted that the Agency will commence another rehabilitation work on another section of the Abakaliki/Enugu highway that was constructed with concrete which has also become a life threatening for motorists and other road users.

“We are commencing another one on thatt same Abakaliki/Enugu highway. We have some patching of the concrete road that was constructed some years back. There is area that develop fault. We are now attending to that road”, he said.

He explained that the Agency has reported the roads to the federal government for urgent attention to save motorists and other road users from untold hardship in the road.

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