Abia Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu, on Thursday, said he instituted and enrolled in the Abia State Social Identification Number (ASSIN) to gather data and acquire knowledge for planning.
Ikpeazu stated this at Owo-Ahiafor, Obingwa Local Government Area of the state, while inaugurating the Umuobiakwa -Owo-Ahiafor-Akwa Ibom road.
He urged the people of Owo-Ahiafor to protect whatever they had received from the government as it was their duty to protect it and ensure that it lasted long into the future.
“I have done this, I assure you, I will do more. I have two more years to go and I promise to work till the last day I will stay in office,” he said.
Bob Ogu, Abia works commissioner, described the road as very strategic because it linked Obingwa in Abia and Akwa Ibom, saying that the government had completed the first phase of the and was continuing the second phase immediately, until it entered Akwa Ibom.
He urged the people of the area to refrain from burning tyres and making bonfires on the road, to ensure that it lasted long.