Human rights group, Liberty Access and Peace Defenders Foundation (HURIDE), has blamed the frequent fall of articulated and heavy obligation autos on Anambra State roads to the deplorable state of the roads within the state.
The group criticised the federal government for failing to restore the state roads, which it claimed had brought on quite a lot of accidents, destruction of lives and property just like the latest inferno at Onitsha Ochanja market.
In a press release, Chairman of HURIDE, Mr. Dede Uzor and its Secretary, Mr. Noel Udorji, suggested Governor Obiano to cease utilizing “outdated, archaic and 12th century method including half-baked contractors” to rehabilitate roads within the state.
“The governor ought to use professionally certified contractors and apply worldwide greatest practices to restore roads in Anambra State.
The group counseled philanthropists like Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka and Emeka Intervention Ministry, who took it upon themselves to restore roads of their respective areas.
It famous that Ezeonwuka had rehabilitated the outdated street junction and Oba New street U-Turn Oba, Oba/Obosi potholes close to Obosi bridge, Obosi abbatoir, all in Idemili South Local Government Area amongst different palliative measures executed by him, whereas Emeka repaired Bida by Creek Road, Fegge in Onitsha.
He stated the efforts of the duo must be a problem to the governor to do one thing drastic, including, “It is the failure of government that individuals had to engage in self help to repair state roads.”
“The governor should rise up to the challenge. Dr. Chris Ngige constructed over 4,000 km of roads. Peter Obi did over 8,000km roads. Obiano is yet to achieve 2000 km of roads in six years,” the group stated.
The group nonetheless warned that if within the subsequent 30 days from the date of the publication of this assertion, the state authorities didn’t begin severe restore of roads within the state, it could haven’t any possibility however to mobilise members and Anambra individuals to protest failure of governance within the State.