Based on report made today by the Anambra state Broadcasting Service ABS, the Anambra State government responded to the cry of the communities in Awka North Local Government Council who had implored the state government of Governor Willie Obiano to come to their help and save Obibia-Okpuno bridge from collapsing.
The State Government via the Ministry of Works has visited the location of the bridge, and after thorough technical inspection assured Ndi Awka North council area of the durability of the Obibia Bridge along Okpuno -Isuanaocha road.
Recall that 9News Nigeria had tracked a report headlined: “Anambra state capital communities cry to Governor Obiano to save the only bridge that links them to Awka capital city” which was published on 9newsng.com on 24th June 2020.
According to the report, some communities in Awka North which make up the capital territory of Anambra state had cried to the State Governor, His Excellency Willie Obiano to come to their help and rescue the only bridge that links them to Awka capital city which is at the verge of collapse.
In response, the Anambra state government house and the state’s ministry of works had promised to follow up with the Awka North Residents’ requests.
ABS Radio TV Reports..
Anambra State government has assured Ndi Awka North council area of
the durability of the Obibia Bridge along Okpuno -Isuanaocha road.
The Commissioner for Works, Engineer Marcel Ifejiofor gave the
assurance when he inspected the condition of the bridge, which started to develop pot holes since the rainy season.
Works correspondent, Ngozi Obileri reports that Commissioner Ifejiofor
was accompanied on the visit by the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Emeka
Ohuoha and other Directors in the Ministry.
Speaking after inspecting the level of dilapidation on the road,
Engineer Ifejiofor, who said he sent some Engineers to check the
status of the road, announced that they affirmed that the bridge
is not under any threat.
He also confirmed that the bridge is still very
strong though it has some pot holes caused by flood from Okpuno due to
blockage of the outlets with refuse.
While regretting the attitude of some people, who turned the bridge
and its surrounding into refuse dump, the Commissioner noted that government has concluded plans to re-asphalt the road and warned that if the act of dumping refuse around the bridge does not stop, the asphalt will fail again.
He reassured Ndi Anambra that Governor Willie Obiano is determined to
provide better life for them.