Massive palliative works are ongoing on roads in Nnewi North local government area of Anambra state.
This is to ensure free flow of traffic during the ember months, when human and vehicular movements are usually on the increase.
Transition Committee Chairman of the local government, Prince Chukwudi Orizu, listed some of the completed project sites to include Mmiriokwe, St. Peters, Igwe Orizu, Maria-Raegina roads, among others, while work is ongoing at Ibeto, Ozubulu and other roads.
Conducting newsmen at the sites of the works, the local government chairman, Prince Orizu, represented by the Supervisory Councilor for Works in the area, Sir Fabian Obi, explained that the palliative works are testament of importance the Willie Obiano administration attaches to ensuring safety on the state’s roads.
He commended the State government for responding to the yearnings of people of the area, particularly in addressing environmental challenges, urging citizens to remain supportive.
Some road users who spoke to the ABS, among whom were Messrs David Mbele, Peter Sunday and Osita Okpala, said the exercise is a practical step taken to ensure sanity on roads, urging other road users to abide by safety measures on roads at all times.
They however expressed mixed reactions over the timing of the exercise, noting that Nnewi is one of the commercial hubs in the state.