Gov Otti Announces Commencement Of Ohanku, Obuohia Road Reconstruction


Dr. Alex Otti, the Governor of Abia State, has announced the commencement of reconstruction efforts on Ohanku and Obuohia roads, with a pledge to enhance economic activities in Aba through construction of roads.


Governor Otti who made the disclosure while speaking at the Blessed Michael Iwene Tansi Catholic Church Aba, during the Epiphany celebration, emphasized the importance of addressing impassable roads with the aimed of improving transportation and fostering economic activities in the commercial hub of the state.

Governor Otto with Rev Father Kelechi Anyanwu

The Governor while emphasizing his commitment to changing the negative perception of the roads, noted that his administration is determined to transform the previously challenging areas and improve their accessibility.


He said; “In few days, work will start on Ohanku. As work is starting on Ohanku road,work will start in earnest in Obuohia road .So all those places that are impassable, we will change their story.

“Some of the modest things we are doing in Aba and elsewhere is in keeping with our promise and also fulfilling the requirements of government.Governance is about the welfare and security of the people“.

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Governor Otti highlighted the ongoing efforts by his administration to reconstruct the long-neglected Omuma road, abandoned for over two decades and added that a dual carriage way with cement pavement technology has been implemented on the road.

“Shortly after we commissioned this road (MCC) we have started on several other roads.Those of you who come from around Omuma road will know that Omuma road has not been used for about 20 years.

“I want to invite you to go to Omuma road and see what is happening there.And we are doing a dual carriage way with rigid pavement technology“, Governor Otti pointed.

While asserting that the people rejoice when the righteous is on the throne ,he added that rejoicing will be the lot of Abia people.

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Acknowledging the support of the Blessed Michael Iwene Tansi Catholic Church during the electioneering period, Governor Otti who said he came to join the church in the first Sunday of the year mass,expressed gratitude to the Parish Priest, Rev. Father Kelechi Anyanwu, the Parishioners for their support and prayers and urged them to sustain their prayers for him”.


He assured the community of his dedication to governance which he said is focused on the welfare and security of the people.

In a homily, the Parish Priest of Blessed Michael Iwene Tansi Catholic Church, MCC Road, Aba, Rev. Father Anyanwu Kelechi explained that Epiphany is a Mass conducted every first Sunday of the year which not only signifies the time the wise men visited Jesus at his birth but concludes the Christmas activities.

He used the opportunity to commend Governor Otti’s leadership, and lauded the ongoing streetlight projects and road repairs among other development initiatives is the Governor in Abia.

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Governor Otto and his wife, Mrs Priscilia Otti

The Mass which included prayers for Governor Alex Otti, the Abia State Government, and Nigeria, was attended by dignitaries including the wife of the Governor ,Mrs. Priscilla Otti, members of the State House of Assembly, and Chief of Staff to the Governor, Pastor Caleb Ajagba.