Gov Otti Launches Reconstruction of Dilapidated Obohia, Ohanku Roads In Aba


Assures Pensioners Of Timely Disbursement of Long-Awaited Pensions



As the Abia State Government continues to prioritize infrastructure development, the Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, has announced the commencement of reconstruction work on the dilapidated Obohia road in Aba with the reconstruction of Ohanku road set to commence immediately after the Easter celebration.


The road which is a critical artery in the commercial nerve center of the state, comes as a welcome news to many in the area which over the years has deteriorated, causing inconvenience and frustration for commuters and hindering economic activities.


Its reconstruction is expected to alleviate traffic congestion, improve accessibility, and enhance the overall quality of life for residents.


Governor Otti who broke cheering news during the 2024 Chrism Mass at Christ The King Catholic Church (CKC) Aba, revealed plans to use the Cement Pavement Technology for the road construction to enable it last longer.

“Yesterday, work started at Obohia road. After Easter, work will start at Ohanko road and we are doing something a little different in Ohanku road because we are using Cement Pavement Technology so that it will last longer”, he said.

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The Governor who noted that he is committed to fulfilling his campaign promises and delivering democracy dividends to the people, used the opportunity to assure pensioners in the state that their long-awaited pensions would be disbursed by the end of the day.

He said; “Some of you (Pensioners) have been owed since 2014. At the end of today (28th March, 2024) , all of you will smile. Check your accounts at the end of business today“.


The Governor while emphasizing the importance of good governance, expressed gratitude to the Church for it’s support to his administration and pledged that he would not take the church of God for granted knowing their significant roles in enthroning good governance in the state.

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“I want to thank the CKC particularly for the support you have given me. Thanks for your support. Thank you for being who you have been and supporting the good governance that we have today” , Gov.Otti stated.



The Catholic Bishop of Aba Diocese, the Most Rev Augustine Echema, in his address, commended Governor Otti’s achievements in all parts of the state, particularly, the commercial nerve center and highlighted the reconstruction of Port Harcourt road as a significant milestone.


He praised Governor Otti as a righteous leader, stating that Abians are proud of their governor for the first time.

“You are doing well so far, so good and I bet you, if you continue like this, you don’t need any other campaign for a second tenure. Your works will speak for you. The things you do will campaign for you. I have nothing else to say than to assure you of our efficacious prayers.


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“We Abians for once are proud of our governor.You have done greatly well and the people are happy. When the righteous people are in authority, the people rejoice. Thank you and God bless you”, Bishop Echema said.


The event featured prayers for Governor Otti, his family and the Abia State.