By Oleka Reporters
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has flagged off the construction of the second phase of Nike Lake-Harmony Estate-Adoration Ministry- Emene road in Enugu East Local Government Area, linking Nike Road and Emene.
The second phase of the road, which will serve as a bypass from Nike Lake junction to Emene, was approved by the State Executive Council (EXCO) a few weeks before the just concluded general election.
Flagging off the road amid jubilation and excitement from the residents, Gov. Ugwuanyi, who was accompanied by the Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Priscilla Ngozi Emehelu among others, stated that the project, which was being constructed for the first time in the history of Enugu State, will help to ease traffic movement in Enugu metropolis and beyond.
The governor added that the road construction was in line with his administration’s urban and rural development polices “to provide access to the communities in this area and ensure the full development of the Harmony Housing Estate as well as the surrounding environment”.
He disclosed that 3 kilometers of the 10.5 kilometers road stretching from Emene to the Adoration Ground has already been completed and inaugurated by his administration, stressing that the state government decided to commence the construction of the second phase of 2 kilometers because of the socio-economic importance of the road to the people of the state.
“There is no doubt that when completed, the road will not only bring much-desired relief to the residents and road users in this area but will also engender a significant boost in the socio-economic activities in the area and its environs”, the governor said.
Gov. Ugwuanyi commended the host communities, residents, leaders and stakeholders in Enugu East LGA for their patience and support for the project as well as their overwhelming support during the general election.