Sunday, November 24, 2013

FERMA begins repair on 180 S’East roads

The Federal Emergency Roads Maintenance Agency says it is currently
undertaking 180 roads projects in the South-East zone.
This, according to the Managing Director of the company, Gabriel
Amuchie, is with a view to ensuring smooth movement by next month when
there would be mass movement in the area.
Amuchie disclosed this on inspection of the roads under repair in the
South-East, on Sunday.
Represented by the Legal Adviser to the agency, Mrs. Stella Anukam,
the FERMA boss told journalists that some of the roads are for special
repairs while others were for emergency repairs.
He expressed optimism that road users would not experience the
hardships of bad roads this year.
Amuchie, however, cautioned road users to be careful while driving and
should not take the smoothness of the roads for granted.
While positing that FERMA was doing well in the zone, he explained
that the agency does not intervene on any project being undertaken by
the Federal Ministry of Works, hence some of the roads were still
needing attention.
He talked particularly on the Ohafia-Arochukwu road, Enugu-Onitsha and
Enugu-Port Harcourt roads as being currently under repairs by the
Federal Ministry of Works, saying, "as such, we cannot intervene in
such roads."
He said. "Ours is to maintain toads. What we do is to maintain and
ensure that the roads are free of potholes.
"Now that the Federal Ministry of Works are on these mentioned roads,
we cannot go there until they complete the roads and handover to us
for maintenance."

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