Abakpa-Emene Link: Gov. Ugwuanyi Has Given Enugu Miraculous Road – Fr. Mbaka

... As gov inaugurates project amid jubilation

There was jubilation and excitement Thursday as Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State,  inaugurated the 13-kilometre Nike Lake Junction -Harmony Estate-Amorji Nike- Adoration Pilgrimage Centre –Orie Emene road, which was newly constructed by his administration. The road was constructed  across the thick forest of Umuchigbo community in Enugu East Local Government Area of the state.

The virgin road constructed with lined drains and five river crossings, including culverts and bridges, now links the ever -busy and thickly populated Abakpa Nike with Emene satellite town.

Speaking on the occasion. the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, AMEN, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, described the road as unprecedented and a miracle.

Mbaka said that “this ultra-modern road built by the Governor of Enugu State, our beloved Gburugburu, before now was a thick forest,” adding that, “There was no road of any kind here before now. The governor started it from the bush clearing to this asphalting level. In fact, this road is a miracle. 

“I dreamt of it, I envisioned it, the governor achieved it. May God be glorified and may the governor of Enugu State be blessed in Jesus name. Amen.”

Inaugurating the road,  Ugwuanyi said that the project was conceived by his "administration as the first bypass to ease the traffic flow in Enugu East Senatorial Zone including the interstate vehicular movements on the recommendation of the Enugu State Urban Renewal Committee.”

Ugwuanyi further said that the bypass had opened up development at the Harmony Estate and also provided access to the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu currently undergoing massive rehabilitation.

He added that the completion of the entire road project was consistent with his administration’s procurement policy of ‘start-to-finish’, noting that “the stretch from Airport roundabout to Eke Obinagu in Emene was also duly completed and inaugurated by his administration, elevating the status of Emene and its environs, hitherto "a semi- urban city, to now an urban city within Enugu Capital Territory.”

He  pointed out that the project would help to inflate the local economy and open a new economic corridor through stimulation of commerce and creation of employment/job opportunities for the teeming youths.   

Those who witnessed the occasion included the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi, the Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Ngozi Emehelu, the member representing Enugu East/Isi-Uzo Federal Constituency, Hon Cornelius Nnaji, the PDP State Chairman, Hon. Augustine Nnamani and the Enugu East Council Chairman, Hon. Alex Ugwu, among others.