The Abia State government yesterday inaugurated a Work and Project Evaluation Committee to monitor ongoing road projects and moribund industries in the state.
Performong the ceremony at Government House, Umuahia, the capital, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu charged the committee to focus on roads and the industries.
Represented by his Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, he said the administration is poised to complete every ongoing road project and resusticate moribund industries in the state.
Ikpeazu, who emphazised the importance of the report of the committee to the administration, stressed that the committee should be thorough in the assignment.
He said the projects and factory include, Ururuka, Aba Road in Umuahia, Etitiama-Nkporo, Port Hacourt Road, Obikabia, Aba-Owerri Road, Osusu, Eziukwu Road and Aba Shoe Plaza among others.
Responding, the Chairman of the Committee , Chief Eziuche Ubani assured that the members would do their best on the projects, detect their challenges and possible solutions.
He said the committee would equally advise the administration on how to establish a pilot shoe factory in Aba which private individuals would copy to improve the economy the state.
Ubani, who is also the commissioner for Works, appreciated the administration for appointing them and assured that the members would perform the assignment the full.
The Committee which has three weeks to complete the assignment has Obinna Oriaku, Aham Uko, and Emma Nwabuko commissioners for Finance, Environment and Ikpeazu’s principal secretaries as members.
Others are Chinenye Nwogu a former special Adviser to Ikpeazu and the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu who will serve as secretary.