The long awaited takeoff of the construction of the road into Ideani community in Anambra State has kick-started.
The road project being undertaken by the Federal Emergency Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) took off on December 27, 2022.
The facilitator, Hon Ifeanyichukwu Ibezi, factored the road project on behalf of the community into the 2022 federal government budget just within the five months’ brief stint he earlier had at the National Assembly.
He was received by the residents yesterday. He observed that the community was one of the communities without any well-paved internal access road.
He said, “Today is one of the happiest days of my life. I have been living with the burden of ensuring that Ideani community gets her internal roads asphalted, just like other neighbouring communities of Abatete, Uke, Ojoto, Alor, Oraukwu and Nnobi, etc. This is one of the key dividends of democracy the citizens yearn for.”
According to him, “Ideani is a community after my heart. I constantly and daily brainstorm on how to move this community forward in terms of development projects, social, economic and utility services.
“This road project is just the beginning. I went to liaise with the Federal Ministry of Works, FERMA, and other stakeholders to see to the restoration of this road project.”
Hon Ibezi, who is contesting for the Idemili North and South Federal Constituency seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), appealed to residents to ensure they accord the contractor full cooperation in terms of unhindered access to areas needed to do a commendable job on the road project, especially now that a new leadership has been elected.
Taking a cue from the site engineer’s submission that some persons have been trying to obstruct and prevent them from having the right of way as mandated by the FG/Anambra State governments in the project design, Ibezi appealed for the full cooperation of Ideani leaders and stakeholders.
He said he would ensure that a quality timely job was done. He however charged the stakeholders to take ownership of the project to enable the contractor to do it according to specifications.