The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has issued a plea to the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in Anambra State, specifically addressing the deteriorating condition of the Nkwelle-Nsugbe-Umueri-Aguleri federal road.
In a statement, Mr. Vincent Ezekwueme, Chairman of CLO in Anambra, emphasized the urgent nature of the appeal, describing it as a matter of passion and life-saving importance. The appeal was directed to President Bola Tinubu, Minister of Works Chief David Umahi, and the Federal Emergency Roads Maintenance Agency.
Ezekwueme urged President Tinubu to demonstrate patriotism and magnanimity by sending the Minister of Works to assess the deplorable state of the road. He highlighted the severe impact on the lives of individuals residing along the road, emphasizing the wretched, painful, and terrifying experiences they endure due to its poor condition.
The CLO chairman further pointed out that the road’s deteriorated state has contributed to heightened insecurity in certain areas of Anambra and the neighboring state of Enugu in the South-East region.
Instead of serving as a vital link, the road has become a barrier, disconnecting a significant portion of the population. The road’s current state renders it inaccessible and deplorable, cutting off communities and individuals from essential services and opportunities.
The CLO urged swift action from the Federal Government to address the dire situation, declaring a state of emergency on the Nkwelle-Nsugbe-Umueri-Aguleri federal road in Anambra for the benefit and well-being of the affected communities.