Benue State Governor and leader of the G5 Integrity Governors, Samuel Ortom, has commissioned the 1st Phase of the 13kilometre dual carriage Ururuka road, Umuobiakwa Obingwa LGA reconstructed by the adminstration of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State.
The entire 26 Kilometre Ururuka road which leads to Obikabia Junction and the Aba urban city also connects Abia to Akwa Ibom State.
Performing the ceremony in company of other G5 Governors including Rivers State Governor,Nyesom Wike, Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi,Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde , Ortom commended Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for his resilience in delivering democracy dividends to the people of the state.
Ortom while noting that the essence of governance is delivering on key projects and providing security for the people, applauded Governor Ikpeazu for ensuring security of lives and property of citizens adding that Abia is peaceful under his watch.
The Benue State Governor further lauded Governor Ikpeazu for not leaving out his people of Obimgwa LGA in developmental projects across the state.
He urged Governor Ikpeazu not to be deterred by propaganda from naysayers and urged him to continue to offer the people of the state good leadership.
Ortom who said the G5 Governors are focused in their quest to ensure that they keep to the promise they made to their people, challenged other governors to showcase their projects.
Also Speaking, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu described the road as a strategic flank which connects the state to Akwa ibom adding that the road which positively affects the livelihood of the people was reconstructed to facilitate trade and commerce for traders to come and do business within the 15 markets in Aba.
Governor Ikpeazu said that the dualized Ururuka road has been built with road furnitures including drainages and street lights among others.
He used the opportunity to condemn propaganda against the state government from opposition urging them to shun hypocrisy in politics.
“Hypocrisy is not a good thing in politics. Politics should be about showing your scorecard”.
Commissioner for Works, Elder Bob Ogu in his remarks noted that the Ururuka road was hitherto impassible, commended Governor Ikpeazu for engineering a lot of road projects within the 17 LGAs of the state from zero level to completion.
In their separate speeches, the Executive Chairman Obingwa LGA Mrs Uloma Nwogu and the contractor that handled the road project Mr Timothy Ihuoma lauded Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for changing the narratives in road construction and reconstruction.