To rehabilitate a road means to put back in good condition any social amenities for the good use of the public. In Abia state, Aba metropolis in particular, the deplorable state of infrastructures is a most devastating tale to write. The horrific state of the roads in particular is causing untold hardship to the residents and business class. The worst affected major roads presently are Faulks Road leading to Ariaria International Market, Ngwa Road leading to Ahia Ohuru (New market), Osusu to Ama Ogbonna Axis, Obohia Road leading to Akwete Obehie and Port Harcourt, Ohanku Road, Port Harcourt Road and Urata Road.

In this write-up, Abia State Media hopes to discuss the Osusu Road through Ama-Ogbonna Axis that links Faulks Road and New Market Road to other major roads in and around Aba metropolis. In the past two years now, Osusu Road has been completely shut down and no vehicular movement due to the abandonment of debris from demolished houses and stores by the State Government whom at the time of these demolition exercise, had explained to the residents that he was going to build standard drainages and roads and the people took him by his words and surrendered their properties for the construction of better roads but unfortunately, the government has abandoned the Roads leaving debris all over the place.

The present condition of Osusu road via Ama-Ogbonna Axis precisely in Eziukwu, Aba north of Abia state can be described as a death trap to any road user. The abandonment of the contract to build the road is causing a huge erosion which has wreaked havoc in the area. Until this demolition by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, residents and motorists affirmed to us that the roads were at least manageable. These particular roads which are not up to 75 kilometres put together should have been completed by now if the government were serious. Aba residents are facing hazards in roads and if not tackled on time, there could be an epidemic even in health due to stagnation of floods and indiscriminate refuse disposals.

The decay in the infrastructures in ABA has also affected religious activities. Residents cannot access their churches because of the unmotorable state of the roads. Churches are shutting down in Aba on daily basis while crime escalates.

Commercial activities in Aba are not left out.  Those coming from Ngwa Road, Obohia Road, Ohanku Road, Port Harcourt Road seeking their way into Ariaria International Market cannot do so. The patronage from neighbouring states has dropped to near zero. The manufacturing industries are suffering same fate. The tonnes of shoes manufactured in Aba are exported across Biafraland and other neighbouring West Africa countries and beyond but the deplorable state of the roads have made it difficult for good business flow.

The slogan "Nwa Aba ga aru Aba" (only Aba indigene can re-build Aba) was a popular one used during electioneering to canvas votes for the present Governor Okezie Ikpeazu who happens to be an indigene of Aba, but unfortunately this slogan has become a scam.

It is so glaring to even the blind man, that it is only a Biafra Nation that can get things done.


Written by:
Ama Chukwugoziem
For: Abia State Media

Edited by:
Ngozichukwu Ada-Dav
For: Abia State Media

Published by:
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Abia State Media

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