POOR STATE OF ROADS IN THE SOUTH EAST WORRY EZE LEO NWOKOCHA
A traditional ruler in Imo State,Eze Leo Nwokocha has appealed to the Federal Government to provide a lasting solution to the poor state of roads in the South East zone.
Eze Nwokocha made the appeal in an interview with Radio Nigeria in Owerri.
The Traditional ruler who cited the poor conditions of Owerri-Umuahia Road, Owerri-Okigwe road, Enugu- Onitsha, Enugu-Makurdi Road among others explained that virtually all the roads in the South Eastern part of the country were terribly bad.
He revealed that some of the roads in the zone were constructed before the civil war thereby needed quality rehabilitation to enhance economic activities in the area.
Eze Nwokocha who observed that the roads were completely worn out, regretted that Federal Government had spent more resources than necessary on amendments yet the problem had persisted.
The traditional ruler noted that South Easterners were known for their large agricultural produce and other raw materials.
He lamented that exportation and importation activities had been paralysed in the area thereby subjecting inhabitants to untold hardship.
Eze Nwokocha who is the Chairman Mbaise Council of Traditional Rulers suggested that a state of emergency should be declared on roads in the South East zone.