Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged the Federal government to consider setting up a Local Joint Action Committee with
state governments in handling road construction projects.
Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Minister of works, Hon Mike Ononomeme in Government House, Owerri, Governor Okorocha said the essence of such committee is to enthrone a healthy collaboration between federal and state governments in the construction and maintenance of federal government roads across the country.
Governor Okorocha lamented on the deplorable condition of some federal government roads in Imo State and south east and urged the federal government to give more attention to the zone in road construction.
He further advocated for a paradigm shift to involve state governments in the funding of road projects towards ensuring speeding reconstruction of dilapidated federal roads that have turned to death traps.
Earlier, the Minister of Works, Hon Mike Ononomeme said his mission to the state was to flag-off the Preventive Maintenance Programme of Federal Road Maintenance Agency [FERMA] for South East.
He explained that some new equipment have been procured by FERMA and deplored to the zone to ensure proper maintenance of federal roads including the newly constructed Owerri/Onitsha road.
The Minister added that with the equipment, FERMA will keep regular vigilance on those roads as well engage youths in the affected areas in the maintenance project.
He applauded Governor Okorocha for his developmental strides which he extended to federal roads in the state.
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