“I visited the 34 kilometre Ozu Abam to Arochukwu road, the Abiriba to Nkporo Road, the Otamkpa Road in Isuikwuato, the Uzuakoli through Mkpa (my paternal grandmother’s native town) to the Aba-Enugu Expressway, as well as the Abiriba Ring Road. They had never been tarred since creation, and work is still ongoing on all of them.
There are 84 kilometres of roads under construction in Abia North alone. Of course, the bulk of work is in the Aba urban metropolis and the adjoining Ngwa communities which had suffered abject neglect since the days of Dr. Michael Okpara as the Premier of the defunct Eastern Region. There is a brand-new four-lane road corridor between Aba through the heart of Ngwaland to Umuahia currently under construction, complete with drainage. Roads are being massively
A giant flyover bridge, the first in the state, is under construction at Osisioma junction. Faulks Road, which leads to the heart of commerce and industry – the Ariaria International Market – has been comprehensively rebuilt and widened with drainage and total de-flooding of the famous Ukwu Mango.
More than physical infrastructure, Ikpeazu, for the first time in the history of governance in the East since the civil war, remembered the toiling and long-suffering tradesmen and craftsmen that give Aba its fame. He has taken it upon himself to help the craftsmen and women of the city to become makers of world-class products. He sent dozens of youths to China to learn automation, and he is helping them to procure the technology that would improve the quality of their craftsmanship.