Commuters Hail Barr Achogbuo For Good Road Network


By Innocent Osuoha

 Commuters and indigenes who ply Avu-Amafor-Adapalm axis are still basking in the euphoria of good road network as provided by an England based Legal practitioner, Hon, Chief Benjamin Achogbuo, an indigene of Avu Autonomous Community in Owerri West LGA.

The Avu-Amafor -Adapalm road at Baptist/Cherubim spot, for good eight months, had been a nightmare for Commuters before Hon Benjamin Achogbuo took the bull by the horn.

 Palliative work on the road was also extended to Avu junction which has now made it easy for Commuters to access the  Owerri-Portharcourt express road.

 Speaking while inspecting progress of work done, Hon Chief Achogbuo lamented that the people of Avu autonomous community have suffered so much social and economic hardship since the flood occupied their roads for eight months.

He said people can no longer drive through the roads as the flooding had been complicated with mud that mixed up with it.

 The Philanthropist said companies in Adapalm, Egbema and the entire Ohaji/Egbema LGA found it very difficult to access Owerri the state capital because of the flood observing that many people had parked their vehicles for some time while waiting for the flood which has turned to a mini lake to dry.

 He complained that because of the nature of the road, all the tracks in the community that leads to people’s farms have equally been destroyed by heavy duty trucks while trying to avoid the flooded main roads.

  An Elder at one of the work sites, Nze Felix Chukwu Akajiaku, who came out to appreciate the work, commended Barr. Achogbuo for taking the bull by the horn.

  He appealed to the state government to come to the aid of Avu community by repairing the road now that one of their sons has taken up the initiative.

 A youth leader and vice Chairman Umuonyeche  Avu family meeting, Mr Felix Ugochukwu recalled with sadness how the flood adversely affected Avu people and economic activities in the area and appealed to the federal and state governments to urgently repair the road to ease the sufferings of Avu people before the rains set in again.

 In his reaction, an indigene of Avu and a Senior Management Staff of the IBC Owerri, Sir Reginald Mbajunwa commended Hon Chief Achogbuo for using his resources for the benefit of others and urged him to remain focused just as he assured him that God would replenish his source.