Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
The Aba axis of Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway has literally collapsed, thus making movement on the dual carriage way both torturous and nightmarish.
A trip en route the highway reveals the agony of road users in the South-East geopolitical zone which is grossly marginalised by the Federal Government in virtually every sector.
The worst portion of the expressway begins shortly after Osisioma ‘flyover’ where the on-going rehabilitation work that commenced since the first tenure of the immediate-past President Muhammadu Buhari stopped.
The rest of the highway from around Tonimas Junction down to Ariaria Junction/Enyimba Filling Station, Uratta junctions, Alaoji, Obehie Junction to Abia/Rivers Junction is a valley of death.
One lane has completely failed while the remaining lane is only akin to highway to hell.
Most motorists traveling from Aba to Port Harcourt avoid the expressway but those who need to connect to the various towns and communities between Aba and Obigbo have no choice than to risk the hazardous journey.
For no justifiable reasons the Federal Government has completely abandoned hapless users of the road to their own fate.
The entire Ukwa land (the only oil-producing area of Abia State) is almost cut off from the rest of the state due to the deplorable condition of the highway.
Few tricycles which ply the route do so at a cut-throat fare and very high risk.
Our Correspondent passed through the road and took some scary photos of the once-busy but now abandoned highway.
Below are some of the horrendous photos: