The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) has commenced the execution of vegetation control and silt removal on six federal roads in Abia State.
Mr. Osita Ezenwaka, the Maintenance Engineer of FERMA in Abia, made this known while supervising the evacuation of refuse on the median of Enugu/Port Harcourt expressway in Aba.
Ezenwaka said the execution of the exercise was facilitated through its Shareholders Association and Right of Way Maintenance Implementation Programme.
He said the exercise was one of the programmes planned by the agency to improve storm water control and minimize damage to federal roads in the state.
Ezenwaka said the exercise would be implemented on Aba/Azumini road, Aba/Ikot-Ekpene road, Umuahia/Ariam road, Umuahia/Bende road, and Uturu/Okigwe road in the state.
He said the initiative was introduced to provide the dividend of democracy in line with the Federal Government’s change agenda and the agency’s resolve to deliver its mandate to the masses.
Ezenwaka said the commencement of the exercise became pertinent considering the fact that the rainy season had begun in earnest in the South-east region of the nation.
Source: Daily Trust