~Says the major reason for the project is to save lives and boost economic activities between Abia and Ebonyi State
The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engineer David Nweze Umahi has expressed optimism that the Iyere flyover in Edda, Afikpo South Local Government Area would end loss of lives on the road when completed.
Governor Umahi stated this while speaking with our correspondent shortly after inspecting the progress of work at the flyover measuring half a kilometer.
He said his administration choose to embark on the project which is executed by direct labour to save travelers from the agony of plying the road which has a dreaded terrain.
Governor Umahi while regretting that over 54 lives had been lost on the road, assured that his administration would deliver the project within the shortest possible time and in the best of quality.
He expressed optimism that the flyover would boost economic activities between Ebonyi and Abia States when completed.
“The economic benefit is that economic activities between Abia and Ebonyi State will be boosted through this section of Ebonyi State when this flyover is completed as the state.”
In less than six years of Governor David Umahi, he has completed twelve flyovers and five are presently ongoing but the Iyere flyover, though it is the seventeenth flyover in the state but it is exceptional because of the it’s terrain and the distance.