Umahi Names New Bridge After Catholic Bishop


By Adadainfo

Gov David Umahi of Ebonyi State has unveiled a newly constructed flyover bridge, which was named after the immediate past Catholic Bishop of Abakaliki Diocese, Most Reverend Father Michael Nnachi Okoro.

The 26.5 span flyover, second longest in the state, after the Iyere bridge, is located at the Hausa Quarters junction, along Abakaliki – Afikpo highway.

Governor Umahi, at the event, extolled the bishop’s character and his contributions to peace and development of the state.

He said, “We have so many reasons to remember you, and those are the reasons we are immortalizing you.

“You have worked so hard for the development of Christianity, not just in Ebonyi State but in the entire Igbo land.”

Governor Umahi condemned insinuations that his administration embarks on white elephant projects. He said the safety of all Ebonyi people was of utmost priority to his administration.

In his words, “Some people said we are building white elephant projects. That can only be said in Ebonyi State, but outside the state, Ebonyi is the epitome of what the Nigeria nation deserves.”

Aside the bridge, Governor Umahi named the dualised road from the flyover to the Camp David Estate, Centenary city, Abakaliki after the bishop.

Mr Ogbonnaya Abara, the state commissioner for works, expressed regrets that many lives were hitherto lost at the junction, and appreciated Governor Umahi for remedying the ugly situation through the flyover.

Other projects inaugurated by Umahi include the 18km Okposi Umuoghara – Ebiaji – Achiagu road in Ezza North Local government area, and the Divine Mandate twin road leading to the Ecumenical Centre.

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