Jubilation is greeting the revival of the abandoned Nnobi Ring Road Project in Anambra State by Governor Willie Obiano.
The project, which runs from Ume Junction on Nnobi-Nnewi Road to Afor Market on Nnobi-Ekwulobia Road, was initiated by the administration of ex-Governor Peter Obi and later abandoned.
However, due to the intervention of the current Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kate Azuka Omenugha, who is an indigene of Nnobi, the Obiano administration revived the project.
Briefing indigenes of the town on a WhatsApp group known as Ebenesi Nnobi, the commissioner’s husband, Sir. Michael Omenugha, said:
“The roads in (question) are Ebenator part of Nnobi ring roads awarded and abandoned by Peter Obi’s administration. When Obiano came on board and appointed my wife in his cabinet, I through my wife resurrected the project and added Umuru Road and Eke Umuafor through Caty Udechukwu to Ogbo Anu ie Ubaha (which were not originally in Nnobi ring roads awarded by Peter Obi),” he stated.
Omenugha, who is a former President-General of Nnobi Welfare Organisation, said the Nnobi ring roads project was conceived by Obi’s predecessor, Dr. Chris Ngige, based on the recommendations of the Igwe of Nnobi, Chief Nickson Obi.
“KSM Chris Ngige floated the idea towards tackling Afor Nnobi traffic gridlock. Igwe Nick Obi articulated the proposal and presented it to Peter Obi as Nnobi Town proposal.
“Peter Obi approved and signed the proposal on 26th Sept 2006. The roads include: Musa junction through Our Lady’s to Idemili market and to NEPA Aho Umuona,” he added.
Omenugha said the work, has been going on daily including Sundays.