A lawmaker representing Nsukka East State Constituency at the Enugu State House of Assembly, Hon. Chinedu Nwamba, has lamented that due to bad roads prevalent in his constituency, young men especially from outside the local government now find it difficult to come to their place to marry their young girls.
“Our girls are not getting married any longer because of bad roads. Once some of them come to the place for the first time especially to enquire about taking a girl’s hand in marriage and discover the poor state of the road, the suitors hardly come back and this is affecting our girls,” Nwamba lamented
His observation and comment drew laughter and applaud from the House members and the audience but it did not deter the lawmaker from expressing the despicable state of roads in his constituency.
Hon. Nwamba, who disclosed this during the deliberation on the possible passage of the 2014 Appropriation Bill presented to the House last year by Governor Chime, noted that the roads in their area, especially the Eha- Mbu-Neke Road was in a sorry state and should be restored to give access to his people.
While applauding the state governor for the budget of actualization, he pleaded that the road in question should be rehabilitated to give the people of his area a sense of belonging.
Speaking in like manner, Hon. Edward Ubosi, member representing Enugu East Urban, urged the state government to dualise the Nike Lake road because of the vehicular traffic being witnessed on the road since the Ugwuogo-Ikem-Opi Road became operational, with many motorists using the road to get to Nsukka instead of the Nineth Mile-Makurdi Road.