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Residents’ Hope Rekindled As Alex Otti, Julius Berger Inspects Abandoned Port Harcourt Road, Aba

... Otti Set To Hit The Ground Running After Inauguration


Residents’ Hope Rekindled As Alex Otti, Julius Berger Inspects Abandoned Port Harcourt Road, Aba


The hopes of residents of Port Harcourt road, Aba, have sparked up as a foremost construction company, Julius Berger’s Managing Director and his team on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, carried out an inspection of the road on the instance of the Abia state governor elect, Dr Alex Otti in line with his campaign promise of hitting the ground running with the road which has been abandoned for years immediately after his inauguration come May 29.


During the tour, ALL FACTS NEWSPAPER observed the pitiable state of the few residents as majority of the residents had already deserted the area due to flood, bad road, and heaps of dirt’s which possess a threat to human health.

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Afnews also observed that businesses in that area are crawling and some of the residents are displaced as majority of the buildings were demolished by the Abia state government who had promised to fix the road.


Inquiry made by AFNEWS team on ground has it that the Abia state government failed to compensate owners of the affected buildings.

Addressing news men after the inspection, the Special adviser on media to Dr. Alex Otti, Mr. Ferdinand Ekeoma noted that Port Harcourt road Aba is of vital importance to his principal because it affects millions of Abians who have unfortunately abandoned their properties and businesses owing to the bad road condition and flooding.

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“This is a very legendary road . It is a road that is of strategic importance to our people, that is why Dr Alex Otti is prioritizing it and would start with it first” Ekeoma said

He restated Otti’s commitment to engage professional constructors in fixing Abia roads so as to stand the test of time.


“Dr Alex Otti will use grade A constructors to fix Abia roads to meet the required standard and also beat the test of time” Ekeoma assured.


He added that;“The bad Port Harcourt road Aba is a tragedy that has befallen Abians. In weeks, work will start; no contract would be awarded in secret”.


Speaking earlier to AFNEWS, one of the residents, Mr Godswill Okeke-Ama lamented on the plight of the people living in that area, noting that landlords are now forced to rent their apartments as low as seven thousand naira as majority have already migrated to other areas.

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“Some flats are rented for N7,000 now because people are scared of flood and bad road.” He called on Dr Alex Otti to fix the road as he promised to bring joy to the people.”


Another resident said;


“We are happy. They have not started building the road yet, but we are happy, we know that Alex Otti will do it”.

Abia Governor-Elect Dr. Alex Otti OFR with the MD of Julius Berger.
Abia Governor-Elect Dr. Alex Otti OFR with the MD of Julius Berger.

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