Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has urged the Federal Government to refund the over N22 billion the state spent on the repair of its roads to enable it undertake other crucial development projects.
The governor spoke in Enugu when the House of Representatives Committee on Works visited him at the Government House.
He decried the deplorable condition of Federal roads in the Southeast, including the popular Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, Enugu-Port Harcourt Road and Enugu-Abakaliki Road.
Ugwuanyi said the roads needed urgent repairs.
He said: “The negative impact of these bad roads can never be overemphasised as movement is impeded, socio-economic lives are hampered and the comfort of the people is adversely affected.”
Ugwuanyi had hosted members of the House of Representatives Committee on Environment and Habitant, led by their Chairman, Obinna Chidoka. (The Nation)