Abia State governor- elect, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has said that he is set to flag off the construction of five roads in Aba on June 1. Ikpeazu disclosed this during an interactive session with the Aba residents, which was organized by the Kezie Abia Group.
While calling on the residents of the state to be ready to make sacrifices to support his administration to change the face of the state, he said he has mapped out plans to better the lots of the state within six months of his inauguration.
According to him, “I have seen the enormity of the challenges confronting the state, but we must ask ourselves if the omelets we are about to make, are we ready to break eggs? Some people want change but their stores are on the drainages. To them, they want to make omelets, but don’t want to break the eggs. How can we witness the change we want with this attitude?”
Ikpeazu said that the roads would be fitted with street lights, adding “I won’t construct ‘Dubai’ or ‘China’ roads which will be water logged by September. No road will be constructed without street lights”.
He vowed to evolve an enduring waste management system in the state whereby refuse would be collected from the households which he said, will ensure a cleaner environment.
“If we can go to the households with a compactor to collect refuse, it means that there would be no more refuse on the roads. The location of refuse would be fenced away from the people. By August 2015, there would be domestic waste management in a sustainable way where all buckets located along the road would have disappeared. We are going to declare a state of emergency on waste management in Aba.”
While commending Kezie Abia Group for organizing the event which provided the governor-elect the opportunity to communicate his policy thrust, chairman of the occasion, Chief Solomon Nwigwe called on the residents of the state to support the incoming administration, stressing that Ikpeazu has the capacity to hit the ground running as soon as he is sworn in on May 29.
Leader of the group, Dannie Ubani, who said the event was organized to enable the governor- elect have a feel of the peoples’ expectations, urged him to ensure that he appoints competent hands to address the problems of the state.

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