Moved by frequent road accident along the road leading to the popular Nkwommiri Market junction with it’s attendant loss of lives and property, the Eze Ndigbo Ghana, HRH Eze Chukwudi Ihenetu has joined other illustrious sons of the state to call on the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, senator and Rep members representing the zone in the National Assembly to come to the rescue of the community by fixing the road.
The Save-Our -Soul message was made recently after a truck descending the Nkwommiri Market junction lost control and ram into other vehicle leading to deaths of several commuters.
While lending his voice to the plight of commuters using the road, a social commentator, Njoku MacDonald Obinna in an article entitled: Nkwommiri Market fatal road accident: Passionate appeal to Rt. Hon Amara Iwuanyanwu and Ugonna Ozuruigbo said: “We have received with rude shock the news about that unfortunate fatal road accident which happened at the popular Nwangele Nkwommiri Market junction which claimed some lives and recorded many casualties. This unfortunate incident has become a recounting decimal as that busy junction during market days poses a big threat to trucks that ply that very section of the road worsened by gridlock often experienced at the market junction.
“We therefore, call on our top elected government functionaries; the duo of Rt. Hon Amarachi. Iwuanyanwu and Rt Hon Ugonna Ozuruigbo as a matter of urgency and public good to reach out to the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) and other appropriate government agencies to commence maintenance, repairs and possible dualisation of the road through expansion.
“We also passionately appeal to our road construction giant, High Chief JohnBosco Ozigbu (Ngele of Nwangele), as matter of public concern and overall interest of our people to quickly look into this clarion calls while working on modalities on how best to create some synergy with our elected officials and other critical stakeholders and leaders of this most strategic LGA in Imo state to fix the road.
” We have had enough of this loss of innocent lives who usually go to that market for their daily bread”, it said.
While lending his voice to this clarion call, Eze Ihenetu said it was unfortunate that while neighbouring states are doing their best to promote good governance, through construction of solid projects like the recently commissioned international Cargo Airport in Umueri, Anambra state, Imo State was finding it difficult to maintain roads. He thus call on Governor Uzodimma to liaise with stakeholder and government agencies with sole objectives of bringing succor to commuters using the road in the area. The Nwangele Imo state born-royal father said if Anambra state within two year could build airport of international repute, other states could do a lot in bettering the lives of the populace through provisions of infrastructures like maintenance of roads and construction of new ones where necessary so as to give the people sense of belongings.