Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has assured Imo indigenes currently experiencing the inconveniences of bad roads, that they would soon smile after the rains because most of the road projects would be completed.
Receiving the Zonal Commander of Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) for South East, Commander Chike Nwaka, in Government House Owerri, recently, the governor noted that over-speeding and over-loading vehicles by drivers have been responsible for the bulk of the accidents in the area and urged for the deployment of more FRSC personnel on the roads to check the excesses.
Governor Okorocha equally blamed the bad roads in the Southeast for road crashes adding that “bad roads are challenges we face so much, in southeast|”.
He noted the poor state of federal roads in the Southeast and appealed to the federal government “to remember the southeast in the area of roads and to at least make them motorable”.
Earlier, Commander Nwaka disclosed that FRSC had concluded arrangements to set up more unit commands in Owerri to address traffic in Imo State.
He confirmed that the roads network in the Southeast is the worst in the country warning that if nothing was done immediately that some parts of the zone could be cut off from other parts of the country. He therefore urged Governor Okorocha to mobilize other Governors in the Southeast to do something about it immediately.