In continuation of his working visit to the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), Abuja, Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo was at the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) on a courtesy visit to the MD/CEO, Engr Nuruddeen Rafindadi.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Christian Aburime, the aim of the visit was to seek a “fruitful and Productive Partnership” with the Agency for the rehabilitation and maintenance of roads in Anambra State.
Governor Soludo who was received by his host, Engr Rafindadi, commended the Agency for the rehabilitation and maintenance of roads and for doing more with little resources.
According to Aburime, the partnership with FERMA will be strengthened with Anambra State Road Maintenance Agency to ensure the roads in the State are always in good condition.”This strategic partnership will cover areas of financing, identification of the roads that needs rehabilitation and maintenance and how it will be rehabilitated and maintained for ease of movement within the State,” Aburime stated.
In his response, Engr Rafindadi thanked Governor Soludo for the visit and thereafter gave a bit of background of what FERMA is about.
Rafindadi stated that the Agency does a periodical routine of rehabilitation and maintenance of roads with a focus on inter-state roads.
On the proposed strategic partnership with Anambra State, the FERMA boss welcomed the idea and said his Agency looks forward on how to immediately harness the deal as well as the potentials it will bring in ensuring the roads in Anambra are in good conditions.
It will be recalled that last week, Governor Soludo had flagged off more than 80 kilometers of roads across the three senatorial zones in Anambra State.
The Governor had also promised that before the end of the year, more roads will be flagged off to bring the total to about 220 kms.
He gave a firm assurance that Anambra will be one big construction site with massive road constructions and other developmental projects that will be executed in the journey towards building a liveable and prosperous homeland in the State.