Residents living around the Oyigbo axis of the Aba-Port Harcourt expressway on Friday cried out over the poor state of the express road.
They said that the poor state of the road has almost cut off the local government from easily accessing Aba and Port Harcourt towns, stressing that the constant daily downpour has made things difficult for those working in Port Harcourt to go work daily.
However, the federal government through the minister of works, in May, said rehabilitation work on the road will commence soon. But the state government said that such claims are political as it has frequently called the attention of the federal government to the bad state of the road with nothing tangible done about it.
According to the residents, the Port-Aba road has not been maintained in years and has caused frequent damages to vehicles, especially the heavy ones as they fall on a daily basis and cause long traffic on the road.
They called on the state government through the ministry of works and the federal government through the National Road Maintenance Agency, NEMA, to as a matter of urgency, look into the road to alleviate the suffering of commuters plying the road.