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Enugu community resort to self-help over deplorable state of road

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Enugu community resort to self-help over deplorable state of road


Ukana community in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State has embarked on the rehabilitation of a six kilometer road threatened by erosion menace.

The President General of the town union, Mr Greg Agada disclosed this on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu.

Agada said that the move became necessary due to the bad state of the road occasioned by years of disrepair which had caused gully erosion on the road.

He said that the erosion had rendered the road non-motoroable cutting off three villages of Ikenge, Amaebota and Adani from others.

He said that the poor state of the road had made some residents of the villages to abandon their communities.

“We embarked on the project to save the road from total collapse as residents of the town trek long distances before getting to their houses,” he said.

He said the project was initiated by a Lagos-based businessman, Mr Uche Agu.

The president general said that Agu’s gesture encouraged other well meaning indigenes of the area to contribute to the project.

“It is amazing how members of the community trooped out to support the project in kind and in cash.

Agada said that the chairman of the local government area, Mr Ifeanyi Agu had in June visited the project site and promised to assist.

Meanwhile, the initiator of the project, Mr Uche Agu, said that the love for his community motivated him to embark on the project.

“I came back to the village shortly before the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown to start my house project but could not access my village due to its deplorable condition.

“I then diverted the funds for the house to the project so that my people  get home with ease.

“This is a way of giving back to my community. We have put in about N5 million into this project and still spending,” he said.

Agu appealed to governments at all levels to come to their aid as the project is capital intensive.

“Even the road from 9th Mile to Ukana is a death trap as all segments of the road are eroded,” he said.

Edited By: Nick Nicholas/Maureen Atuonwu (NAN)

 

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