WRITTEN BY KENECHUKWU OFOMAH
Governor Willie Obiano says his administration is committed to achieving one hundred percent street lighting in both Urban and rural areas in the next four years.
During the visit, a crane and other equipment were seen on ground installing the remaining streetlights and fixing other compliments.
The Governor also inspected other concluding road works and setting up of VIP reception venue at Oko in preparation for the burial rites of the late former Vice-president, Dr Alex Ekwueme.
At the residence of the late Vice-President, preparations were in top gear with reception tents being set up while nearby Oko Central School was also being beautified in readiness for the expected large number of dignitaries that will grace the event.
Governor Obiano after the inspection said the lights will be switched on immediately to enable residents of Oko enjoy it and associate it with the memory of the late Elder statesman.
The Governor, who revealed that his government has achieved sixty percent street lighting in urban areas and twenty percent in the rural places, said the initiative holds great prospects for the security and safety on the roads in the State.
Governor Obiano assured that all the relevant security machineries have been put in place to ensure that the State remains safe especially during the burial ceremony.
The Governor expressed satisfaction with the state’s level of preparedness for the event and said that his government will spare no efforts in giving the late Dr Ekwueme the kind of burial he deserves.
The contractor handling the road project, Mr Chuma Okolo, said they have done more than seven point five kilometers of exit roads for diversions due to the heavy traffic anticipated during the burial as well as roads within the deceased’s compound and promised that they will deliver the project before tomorrow.