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Umuahia, Aba Roads Dangerous With Deep, Deadly Potholes, Says NGO

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A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Centre For Public Safety (CPS) in Abia State has raised the alarm over the state of some roads across Umuahia and Aba, the capital and commercial nerve centre respectively.

The alarm came on the heels of a recent revelation by the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) that there are 279 gully erosion sites across the state.

The CPS stated this yesterday in an open letter addressed to the chairmen of Aba North, Aba South, Osisioma, Ugwunagbo, Umuahia North, and Umuahia South Transition Committees.

Others who the letter was addressed to, were the Abia State Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) and the state commissioners for Works and Housing, and Environment.

The letter which was signed and issued by Comrade Jerry Uduma was entitled, “Request to attend to dangerous deep and deadly potholes in some parts of Aba and Umuahia.”

According to the letter which is in procession of LEADERSHIP, “May I use this medium to appeal to you to address urgently the life threatening deep potholes scattered all over Aba and some parts of Umuahia.”

The organisation further argued that many innocent Abians in particular and Nigerians in general have lost their lives on the roads especially at nights and during the rainy season.

He said, “Cities are planned and re-planned and continually monitored to ensure the safety of the citizens. Why African governments hardly do so is befuddling because we visit Dubai, London and other lesser cities and see how things work.”

Uduma added that “anybody or such person’s relation can be a victim of these life threatening potholes found especially at Aba/Owerri Road, Immaculate Avenue, Aba and some part of Umuahia.”

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