Govt Orders Grading Of Rural Roads
THE Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has ordered local governments in the state to immediately commence the grading of at least two roads in their domain and complete same by end of the year.
Also, the state executive council has frowned at the use of agents to collect government revenue in the state, saying henceforth, that responsibility has been assigned a Central Revenue Body that has the state deputy governor, Chief Ude Oko Chukwu as chairman.
These developments were announced by the state commissioner for Information and Culture, Bonnie Iwuoha, while interacting with journalists on the executive council resolutions. The commissioner also said the state government has approved the setting up of a task force to check public utilities installations like water and electricity vandalism in the state. He warned that culprits would be prosecuted.
He added that government has directed the Ministry of Agriculture to set up two poultry villages, at Item in Bende local council area, and Ogwe, in Ukwa West, to assist young entrepreneurs interested in poultry business. He added that government has restated its resolve to engage in massive oil palm planting.
According to Iwuoha, the state executive council has approved the hosting of a mini carnival tagged ‘Enyimba Mini Carnival’ in Aba, on December 20 and 21.