Gov Soludo Vows to Revive Onitsha as a City

Anambra Soludo onitsha Igbo news
Prof Charles Soludo
Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Soludo has reiterated commitment towards reviving Onitsha back to its old glory.

The Governor gave the commitment when he took a tour of the city, inspecting his administration's ongoing projects in Onitsha.

The inspection tour took the Governor and entourage through Bright Street Main market, Bida road, Emodi street, Oduigbo-Ochanja Market, Fegge, Onitsha South Stadium, as well as creek road in Onitsha.

Also inspected was the Onitsha South Stadium, among others.

The event took a dramatic turn when the entourage got to the 2.17 kilometer Niger Street road project which also has a 1.1 kilometer flood control channel contract.

The Governor expressed disappointment at the slow pace of work and terminated the contract between the state government and TEC Engineering Ltd handling the project, pointing out that the contractor demonstrated incompetence for the job.

The tour around the city also offered the Governor an opportunity to interract with residents of the city.

Generally, amidst cheers at intermittent stops, the Governor tasked citizens on clearing their drainages and maintaining a positive healthy attitude towards the environment.

He revealed that when his administration is done constructing Moore Street to Upper Iweka, Fegge, Zik Avenue, Creek road to Silas works, Porthacourt road, among others, it will inject a breath of fresh air into the city as the largest commercial city in West Africa.

According to him, furnitures will be put on the roads to give the city's aesthetics a facelift, assuring of renovating the Onitsha stadium into a family-friendly urban entertainment, leisure, recreational centre in addition to the sporting activities going on in the location.

Part of government officials that accompanied the Governor were the Deputy Governor, Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Ernest Ezeajughi, Commissioner for Works, Engr. Ifeanyi Okoma, his Youth Development counterpart, Mr. Patrick Aghamba, Special Advisers to the Governor on Security Matters, AVM Ben Chiobi Rtd and Political Matters, Dr. Alex Obiogbolu, and the Chairman Anambra Urban Regeneration Council, Architect Mike Okonkwo.

Category: World-News
Tag: Anambra Soludo onitsha Igbo news
Written by Omooba Alekuwodo (omoobaalekuwodo)
Published 7/30/2023 9:41:36 AM

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