The member representing Bende Federal Constituency, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, has thanked the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, following the news that rehabilitation and construction on the Umuahia-Bende-Ohafia Road (LOT2) in Abia State has finally been approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
It was gathered that the approval, announced on Wednesday during the FEC meeting, is for the rehabilitation to commence from the Umuahia axis of the road.
In a statement, a very elated Rep. Kalu thanked Fashola for his listening ear, consideration and support over the last one year regarding the approval and repair of the Bende-Ohafia road.
“I thank the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola for taking this project as his own over the last one year.
The people of Bende have suffered greatly as a result of the severe dilapidation of the Umuahia-Bende-Ohafia road.
“I am very impressed with the excellence demonstrated by the people at the Ministry of Works during my engagements with them for this federal government intervention.
“I particularly appreciate the Federal Executive Council, the Ministry of Works Permanent Secretary, the former acting permanent secretary Engr. Yemi, the Director of Works – South-East highways Eng. Funso Adebiyi, as well as the staff at the Abia state office of the Ministry who worked diligently during the measurement and design of the road.”