Abia Governor-elect, Dr. Alex Otti has assured that construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC would soon commence reconstruction of dilapidated major roads in the state, particularly, Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State.
Otti gave the assurance on Wednesday after engineers from the construction company made an on-the-spot assessment of the popular Port Harcourt Road, which has remained inaccessible over the years.
The on-the-spot assessment began from the popular Number-1 Junction in Aba South Local Government Area and ended at the end of the road in Asa-Nnetu off Aba-Port Harcourt Highway in Ugwunagbo local government area, a distance of over nine kilometers.
Addressing newsmen after the inspection through his media adviser, Ferdinand Ekeoma, Otti said during the campaigns, he had promised he will bring a reputable company to take over the reconstruction of dilapidated roads in Aba and to ensure his promise was kept, Julius Berger came to carry out an on-the-spot assessment of Port Harcourt Road.
Otti promised that the presence of Julius Berger will be felt on other important roads like Obohia and Ohanku roads as he pledged to constantly interact with Aba residents to know their problems and how to solve them.
Recall that last week, the Managing Director of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Dr Lars Richter visited the Governor-Elect in his country home at Umuehim-Nvosi, Isialangwa South Local Government Area.