The condition of roads leading to the Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport located in Umueri, Anambra East Local Government Area of the state has begun to attract concerns.

A United Nations Peace Ambassador, Ikenna Offor, has urged the Anambra state governor, Chukwuma Soludo, to speedily rehabilitate the roads.

The Punch reports that Mr. Offor spoke to journalists at the airport on Friday where he stated that the condition of the roads makes access to the airport a huge worry for prospective passengers.

“Driving straight to the newly-built Anambra State cargo/passenger airport through Umueri routes which happens to be the shortest route to the only functional airport in Anambra State was quite a disappointing experience.

“At the time I travelled through the seemingly abandoned road said to be the shortest route to the only Anambra State passenger/cargo airport, there was no sign of road work or earth moving equipment at that road, yet we are almost in full rainy season.

“Giving the social economic relevance of this road, I hereby challenge the gentlemen of the forth- estate of the realm, as watch dogs of the society to investigate and report accordingly for general good”.

Mr. Offor, a veteran journalist and former editor of the Peoples Newspaper said the manner with which the roads were abandoned to its present state constituted an eye-sore to both foreigners and Nigerians passing through the road enroute the Airport on a daily basis.

He is worried that relevant authorities are probably not quite aware of the deplorable state of that road given the current Anambra State administration’s positive drive in infrastructural development, aimed at attracting both internal and external investors to the state tagged “the light of the nation”.


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