Ben Ezechime, Enugu
The outgoing administration of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in Enugu State has announced the commencement of reconstruction and maintenance of failed portions of street roads in parts of Enugu city.
Some of the areas slated for immediate maintenance include New Market Roundabout–Agu Abor Interchange road and other critical sections within Enugu metropolis, respectively.
A statement by the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Greg Nnaji, informed road users in the city to take note of the new development.
“This is to inform the general public especially road users that “traffic will be obstructed on this road (New Market Roundabout – Agu Abor Interchange) and other critical road sections within the metropolis scheduled for maintenance works,” he said.
The commissioner assured that all necessary measures including adequate diversionary signs will be put in place by the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure.
“This is to ensure reasonable unhindered movement throughout the scheduled six weeks period of the maintenance works,” Nnaji said.
The Works Commissioner recalled that the state government had earlier issued a statement to commercial bus drivers and traders who operate around the New Market Roundabout to stop all commercial activities in the area, “to ensure smooth flow of traffic and maintain the required ambience as one of the major gateways to Enugu city.”
“Furthermore, the state government has now directed the Nigeria Police, Enugu Command to enforce this order,” he said.
While soliciting the cooperation and understanding of road users, the statement said that the ministry will continue in its commitment to providing quality infrastructure as well as their periodic maintenance in the state.