Civil Liberties Organization CLO Anambra State Branch has made passionate, life savings and patriotic appeal to President Ahmed Bola Tinubu, Minister of Work Engr.Davi Umahi and Federal Emergency Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to declare state of emergency on Nsugbe_Umueri_Aguleri Federal road.
Comrade Vincent Ezekwueme made the remarks during the tour of some dilapidated and deplorable Federal Roads in Anambra North Senatorial Zone by the senator representing Anambra North Distinguished Senator Dr Tony Nwoye accompany by Evangelist Comrade Vincent Ezekwueme Chairman Civil Liberties Organization CLO Anambra State,members representing Onitsha South 1 and 2 in the Anambra State House of Assembly Hon.Barr.Jude Umennajiego, Hon.Fred Ezenwa,Hon Justice Azuka Onitsha North 1,Hon Barr Patrick Okafor Onitsha North 2,FERMA officials other dignitaries and Senator Nwoye’s political aids CLO called on President Ahmed Bola Tinubu to out of patriotism and magnanimity to send his Minister of Works Engr. Davi Umahi to urgently visit the decrepit and deplorable road that has made life miserable, unbearable and nightmarish that those living around the axis has been disconnected due to the failed state of the road as those living or coming in has been cut off completely due to unaccessible and despicable state of the road.
Senator Dr Tony Nwoye who nearly broke down in tears while addressing the press stated that the road was awarded in 1981 by then late President Shehu Shagari administration, since then no rehabilitation work or maintenance has been done on the road hence the total collapse of the road.
His clothes and shoes was stained as he humble defiled the poor condition of the road and advice of his security details and aids to discontinue the tour due to unaccessible and pitiable condition of the road.
Senator Nwoye lamented that the poor condition of the road has worsen insecurity in the state as he lost one of his security men to unknown gun men on the failed position of the road in February this year.
He stated that he has draw the attention of Hon.Minister of Work Engr.Davi Umahi,FERMA,Senate Committee on Appropriation and other relevant authorities for prompt actions.
He pleaded to them to listen to cries, excruciating sufferings,pains and agony of his senatorial zone and do the needful by immediate and urgent rehabilitation of the road in other to save life, improve security, business activities and give people of the areas comfort and sense of belongings as the road connects more than four states Senator Dr Tony Nwoye lamented.
He commended President Ahmed Bola Tinubu for directing Minister of Works to commence works on failed Onitsha-Owerri road and recent contract re awarded for construction of Otuocha-Nzam-Innoma-Iheaka-Abaji roads.
CLO equally reiterates its earlier call on Federal Government to expedite actions towards construction of Onitsha_Awka_Ugwuoba_Enugu and Nnewi-Uga-Okigwe roads to ameliorates devastating excruciating sufferings and hardships citizens, visitors and road users experience on daily basis CLO posited.