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Road Construction allegation in Abia: Alex Otti got it wrong, says Works Commissioner

Road Construction allegation in Abia: Alex Otti got it wrong, says Works Commissioner.

The Abia State Commissioner for Works Barrister Bob Chidozie Ogu has stated that the several allegations over road constructions which has been making rounds as generated by former gubernatorial Candidate in the State, Dr. Alex Otti, was not true at all and should not attract his reaction in the first place.

Speaking in an elaborate interview with AFNews Executives in his office recently, the Works Commissioner wondered why Dr. Alex Otti should write a letter to SETRACO, a Construction Company the State contracted to construct Faulks Road Aba and other roads in the area, in a bid to know the exact amount used in contructing the road, saying that such was wrong and unacceptable.

Barrister Ogu stated that if Dr. Alex Otti needed information regarding the Faulks road Aba, he should have written the Ministry of Works, saying that Otti as a one time Managing Director of a Bank, has no relationship with road construction, adding that ”to write them, simply tells that they will not reply the letter in the first place.

He explained that the stretch of Faulks road is about 4.2 kilometre and a dual carriage way, which include Ifeobara point 1 and point 2, saying that part of the contract was the excavation of Ifeobara points to contain the deluge of run off from those areas, and that when development got to a point, it was discovered that even with the excavation, there was an overflow, resulting to a new design which will help to move water through under ground pipes to Aba River.

The Works Commissioner maintained that there is no controversy at all, questioning while people should say that Faulks road Aba failed, stressing that during the Military regime, a three storey building was demolished on that particular spot so as to create a right channel, adding that before Governor Okezie Ikpeazu came, Ukwumango was impassable for more than 30 years, but that his intervention made Ukwumango Aba possible through Setraco that came and did a good job on that road.

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