The Imo state government has flagged off the construction of Owerri – Port Harcourt road on Friday.
WEST AFRICA REPORTERS ON Thursday reported the dilapidated nature of Owerri – Port Harcourt road that shows the exact example of how corruption speaks and has left huge negative consequence on Nigerian and her citizens.
Located at the centre of Owerri, the Imo State capital, the road is very bad, causing huge traffic and accident.
Commuters that use the road, complain of their agony on the road, narrating how they spend hours on the road, they have since appealed to the state government to help fix the road and ameliorate their suffering.
Tracka an organisation that monitors government project to ensure accountability has since exposed the dilapidated nature of the road.
The organisation has since appealed to Mr. Emeka Ihedioha, the Imo state Governor to fix the road.
Responding to Tracka demand, Ihedioha said, the contract for the construction of the road has been awarded to Zerock Construction Nigeria Limited on Wednesday, promising to flag off the construction on Thursday.
Imo is not the only offender, across major cities in Nigeria, many dilapidated roads are making it difficult for inhabitants of the cities to suffer while trying to access their house.
For instance, in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria, residents of satellite towns, such as Dutse, Bwari, Lugbe, Jikwoyi, DeiDei continue to lament on the bad road in their areas.
This has continued to be the situation despite the huge amount of monies that are been budgeted and released annually for projects across the states.
The funds often end up in private pockets while Nigeria’s main anti-corruption agency, the Economic Crimes and Financial Commission (EFCC) is in a dire challenge in ensuring looters of the resources are prosecuted and funds recovered.
The Imo governor has since fulfilled his promised and flagged of the road.