The member representing Orlu, Orsu and Oru East Federal constituency of Imo State in the Federal House of Representatives, Hon Canice Moore Nwachukwu (Omeogo Ogbaturuenyi Na Orlu), on Tuesday, drew the attention of his colleagues to the urgent need to rehabilitate the Orlu-Ihiala road that is of utmost importance to his constituents.

Omeogo, who is also the House Committee Chairman on Inter-Governmental Affairs stated this in a Motion he moved on the floor of the House.

The federal lawmaker who is said be passionately concerned about the welfare of his constituents also noted that the deplorable state of the road is compounding the problems of road users resulting in loss of time during transit.

“The importance of road infrastructure in socio-economic development cannot be over-emphasized, hence the need to rehabilitate the Orlu-lhiala Road through Eziachi-Umuna-Amaifeke-Ihioma-Awo Idemili-lseke-lhiala route;

He also stated that the road is the most preferred route for vehicles transporting people, farm produce and processed timber to and from the biggest timber processing plant/market in Imo State and it stretches up to Umuahia in Abia State;

Aware that motorists from Akwa Ibom and Cross River States ply this same road to Umuahia in Abia State, Obowo, Isiala Mbano, Nwangele and Nkwerre in Imo State up to lhiala in Anambra State, in other words, the road connects several states and Federal Constituencies in Imo State, South East, and South Southern Nigeria;

Disturbed by the incessant sufferings of the people plying it and the colossal loss of many hours in transit due to the most condemnable and deplorable condition of that road.

Cognizant that the continuous deterioration of the road will further impede economic development in the area and potentially encourage criminal activities, if not urgently rehabilitated;

Resolves to:

(i) urge the Federal Ministry of Works and Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to develop a comprehensive and efficient method for the timely and efficient rehabilitation of roads;

(ii) mandate the Committees on Works and FERMA to liaise with the relevant agencies to initiate the rehabilitation to ensure implementation; and

(iii) also mandate the Committee on Legislative compliance to ensure compliance”.