My Governor is a promise keeper : Nteje Nengo River Bridge completed.
In the face of deafening calls by the public for ways of by-passing the long abandoned Umunya-Nteje-Awkuzu Federal Highways by the Federal Government of Nigeria, Governor Willie Obiano emerged with resolute solutions.
The Nteje – Umunya Road with bridge does not only solve the immediate need as alternative route to the expressways; but has helped in linking up the two good neighbours and opened up the area for more developmental activities. It has equally relieved the old road of axle loads that oftentimes lead to traffic gridlock.
When on November 16th 2018, Gov. Willie Obiano witnessed the launching of beams on the 36m Nengo river bridge in Nteje, Oyi Local Government Area and promised to deliver the project on or before December 24th; some folks passed it off as the usual political talks of the other kind of politicians. Nay, Gov. Obiano is different, he is Akpokuedike!
And on 30th November, yours truly led the I-Witness Crew and visited the construction site. The visit was stemmed from the Crew’s Chat with the Honourable Commissioner for Works, Engr. Marcel Ifejiofor. We hitherto informed ndi Anambra that by the pace of work on the bridge project, Gov. Obiano will deliver as promised.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Nengo River Bridge was opened to the motoring public for use on 24th December, 2018 as promised by the Working Governor Obiano by TAMAD Construction Coy.
Granted, ashphalting the less than 100m length of both ends of the bridge still stirs at the contractors handling the project but I’m positive it shall be completed early January as construction workers had gone on break for the yuletide celebrations.
In Anambra, #WillieKeepsWorking
Special Assistant on Media and Publicity