Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Pres. Buhari Needs to Refund Anambra State Money - Obiano




Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, yesterday Tuesday said, president Buhari led administration should refund the N43bn the Anambra State Government spent on rehabilitation of Federal roads in the state.
According to report, the governor said refunding the money is necessary to make the rehabilitation of more federal roads easier.
According to the governor, who spoke through his Commissioner for Information and Communication Strategy, Mr. Tony Nnacheta, after an executive council meeting, said withholding the money has prevented the state from rehabilitating more roads.
In his speech he said, “The total sum we expended on federal roads in the state was N48bn. But on their own, the Federal Government worked it out and arrived at N43bn.
“We agreed and asked them to pay us but nothing has come from them. This has made us to stop the rehabilitation of federal roads in the state.
“We need this money to enable us to do more federal roads in the state because our people are suffering because of the state of federal roads in the state.”
In addition he said the stretch of the Onitsha-Enugu Expressway along Umunya Community had remained a deathtrap because the state could not repair it on behalf of the federal government.
Report has it that the governor described the Onitsha-Enugu Road as Strategic, maintained that the volume of traffic on the road from other parts of the country reflect its socio-economic importance.
He promised that the government of Anambra state will commence on the construction of streetlights in the cities of the state in other to give them a befitting look.
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