The UK-trained lawyer recently announced a donation of N100 million towards the rehabilitation of a failed portion of a federal road.
The road in question is one linking South East and Abuja through Onicha Ugbo/Idumuje Ugboko and Ewohinmi in Edo State.
According to the report, Nwoko said the agony faced by travellers from the eastern part Nigeria to the northern part of the country, moved him to repair the road to alleviate the sufferings of those plying the road.
“I am funding the repairs of the road in my private capacity, to lessen the impact of the suffering of travellers caused by the terrible condition of the road” “This is just a palliative effort, but I will continue even in my personal capacity, to push the Federal Government to urgently undertake a total reconstruction of the road”, he pledged.
The road has become a vital short cut for travellers from the South East to the North, including Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory Abuja, but failed after heavy rainfalls in recent months.
The single-lane road originally constructed by Niger Delta Development Company (NNDC) had become a major transit for travellers from South East and the North thus increasing the economic activities for the towns along its path namely, Onicha Ugbo- Idumuje ugboko- Ewohinmi.
The failed sections of the road exposed commuters to travel delays and other untold hardships, including attacks by hoodlums operating on the Onicha-Ugbo- Idumuje Ugboko axis.
The rehabilitation work is expected to be completed in six weeks.
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