In fulfillment of the government’s directive that all federal roads in the country should wear a new look before the Christmas period, the Federal Road Maintenance Agency ,FERMA, has moved into Ekwluobia and Nnewi roads in Anambra state.
The General Maintenance Engineer of FERMA in the state, Usoroh George-Francis, told newsmen yesterday that the Agency would equally move into clearing of all the drainages in those routes.
Before now, all the federal roads in Anambra state, including the Onitsha – Enugu Expressway, Oba-Okigwe road among others, had become death traps for road users in the state.
However, FERMA yesterday visited all the federal roads in the state to access their conditions with equally a stopover at its production yard at Nanka in Orumba North council area, where the processing of the production of asphalt was carried out for the road repairs.
Already, the rehabilitations had commenced in Nnewi and Ekwulobia which Usoroh said was to keep the mandate of zero pot holes as mandated by the federal government on all the federal roads.
According to Usoroh, “the federal government is determined to improve on the current status of its roads throughout the country, lamentations had been high and with President Mohammadu Buhari, things will change.”
One of the road users who spoke with newsmen, Sunday Azubuike, decried the government’s insensitivity before now, adding that the bad condition of federal roads in the state had claimed many lives, while commending the efforts of Buhari administration to get it right.


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