RESIDENTS of Nnewi have praised Anambra State Government for its zero tolerance on potholes as Anambra Road Maintenance Agency (ARMA) rehabilitates roads in the area.
The agency commenced rehabilitation works on Izuchukwu Junction and Old Onitsha Road, Nnewi, the two major access roads into Nkwo Nnewi Market and Onitsha.
Mr Benjamin Nzegwu, a staff member of Anambra Traffic Management Agency (ATMA), who was on duty with his colleagues at Izuchukwu Junction, expressed gratitude to the state government for patching the potholes.
Mr Nzegwu noted that the patching on Izuchukwu Junction has helped to lessen challenges faced by ATMA staff members daily in the control of traffic in the area.
“It makes the road usage easier as vehicles no longer cluster on the road,” he said.
Mr Promise Okoli, a trader at the Junction, thanked Gov. Obiano for his human-orientated government in Anambra.
He expressed the hope that the patch work would boost his businesses as most Nnewi residents now ply the road unlike in the past.
Mrs Joy Udeh, another trader, expressed joy that she could now display her wares to attract customers.
Peter Ogah and Dominic Akpan, commercial motorcyclists said that the patch work would curtail accidents on the road and improve their earnings as well as save them funds with which they frequently maintain their motorcycles.