Mr Frank Nweke jnr, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Enugu State in the 2023 elections, Wednesday, pledged to make the federal government fix the dilapidated 9th Mile-Opi-Obollo-Afor federal road.
Our correspodent reports that the road is a death trap. Nweke stated this during a town-hall meeting he held in Igbo-Etiti when he solicited their votes ahead of the elections.
He said, “The maintenance of these roads may be the responsibility of the federal government. However, it is our people who use them. It is the responsibility of the state government to ensure adequate liaison with the federal government and ensure the road is done.
“When I was minister of special duties in 2003, I ensured that Enugu State got the approval of N1bn for roads in Enugu. As a governor, I will deploy my convening powers to ensure we get what is due to us.
“Our plan is to ensure the accelerated rehabilitation of the roads as we will develop the 9th Mile Corner into a transport and logistics hub with an ancillary hub at Obollo Afor to facilitate the movement of goods and persons, thereby opening up further commercial activities and investments in the region.”