According to Abia Governor Alex Otti, the state government is dedicated to building highways that would enhance intrastate commerce and business endeavors.

Otti said this during the Sunday inauguration of the MCC/Old Express Road in Aba.

The governor stated that his administration thought that good road design was crucial to allowing businesses to grow, in addition to improving automobile mobility.


He disclosed that contracts were granted by the government for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of specific highways that were essential to economic growth.

 “We cannot drive the kind of economic rejuvenation that we seek if our most important roads are in bad shape,” he said

The governor declared that the rebuilt road was evidence that the state administration had started to restore Aba and the state as a whole.

Otti insisted that the road’s opening signified that “Aba is open for business” and urged prospective investors to seize the many opportunities the state offers.

Otti underlined the government’s commitment to changing policies and initiatives that would facilitate the formation of coalitions and the identification of the most advantageous investment opportunities, thereby increasing the government’s incentive to enhance public services.

He continued by saying that the government had taken action to deal with Aba’s ongoing flooding issue on a long-term basis.

The governor announced that the government had awarded contracts for the reconstruction of economically significant highways located in the local government districts.

 “We are working very hard to reconstruct several other roads in about nine LGAs through a special multilateral funding arrangement that gives the state a pathway to fix roads to boost agriculture productivity and produce marketing,” he added.

In another speech, Chief Jerry Kalu, the president of the Aba Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines, and Agriculture, commended the government’s initiatives to rebuild Abia.

The reconstruction plan of the current administration, according to Kalu, will greatly advance the socioeconomic development of the state.

Oti claims that in addition to having drainage systems and street lighting, the freshly renovated MCC Old Express, Udeagbala, and Umuimo Roads in Aba also feature structural architecture that meets the strictest requirements for road construction.

He pleaded with the people not to do anything that would cause the roads to become useless once more.

The Udeagbala and Umuimo Roads in Aba were formally opened by the governor, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).