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Senator Ifeanyi Ubah mobilises, resumes road repairs in Nnewi

Shaking off the initial setback caused by the stop work order from the Ministry of Works, Senator Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has re-embarked on road repairs in his constituency, Anambra South Senatorial District.

ElombahNews reported on November 12 that the governor of Anambra State, Mr. Willie Obiano reportedly enviously deployed the services of officials of the Ministry to stop the philanthropic spirit of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah who embarked on road repairs in his constituency.

ElombahNews correspondents in the state observed that several infrastructures constructed by previous administrations were abandoned and left to rot away by the Obiano administration.

Consequently, worried about the dilapidated and abandoned nature of infrastructures, Senator Ubah embarked on massive road repairs.

To that effect, he engaged the services of Toshel Construction Company Limited, fixing roads in Nnewi and its environs.

The philanthropic gesture, which was met with wide applause, however, soon attracted the envy and wrath of the governor, who has been referred to as a lame duck by residents.

According to sources close to the government, in a shocking move he summoned officials of the state Ministry of Works and ordered them to stop Ifeanyi Ubah from further activities.

Undaunted, the Senator responded swiftly, reached out to the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, and notified it of his intention to continue the repair work.

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He was, thereafter, given express permission, along with apology, to resume his humanitarian services.

The permission was addressed to the Managing Director of Toshel Construction Ltd., Nnewi, the company working for Ubah.

In the letter, the Federal Controller of Works in the Ministry thanked Ubah for the palliative works he is carrying out on the Federal roads and asked him to continue.

The letter titled “Re: Palliative Works on Old Oba – Nnewi- Ozubulu – Okija Federal Highways“, reads:

Further to our earlier letter Ref. No. FCW/ANS/ADM/13E/VOL.VI509 dated 4th November, 2020 and subsequent consultation with our Headquarters and Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, we wish to thank you once again for the palliative works you are presently carrying out on the Federal roads.

The initial letter was written as a result of non-communication between the contractor and the office of the Federal Controller of works, Awka, coupled with the complaints received that the activities of the contractor were causing public nuisance.

Effort made by our Engineers to find out the details of the contractor’s activities did not produce any positive responses.

In line with the consultation with our Headquarters and Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, the palliative works is part of the efforts to reinstate roads in Anambra South Senatorial District.

As such you may wish to continue with the palliative works subject to the following:

  1. Ensure that all necessary safely and traffic control measures are put in place to avoid Inconvenience to all road users.
  2. Do not obstruct drainage structures with construction materials to avoid flooding.

iii. Endeavour to work in accordance with the standard specification of Federal Ministry of works.

This letter supersedes our initial letter.

Presently, works have resumed in earnest and residents of Nnewi have heaved a sigh of relief as roads once termed death traps have become fully motorable.

See the attached photos and documents

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