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Uzor Kalu flags off 5km NDDC road in Ututu

Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, flagged off the construction of a 5km Ututu Abuma – Ubila road construction work in Ututu, Arochukwu LGA, Abia State. When completed, the road will ameliorate the sufferings of the community with a long history of inaccessible roads and lack of rural infrastructural development.

 
The road, a part of the ongoing Niger Delta Development Commission’s (NDDC) rural development project, when completed will run from St Paul’s junction, Abuma Ututu to Ubila Ututu in the first phase.

 
The event also provided a platform for a reception by the community in honour of their former governor who also used the opportunity to flag off of the ‘Team Progressives 2019 Campaign Organisation” in the community.

 
The event, which heralded a departure from the lack of development that plagued the community over time, attracted large number of people including sons and daughters of the community home and abroad, youths, women groups, age grades and various leaders in their various capacities who thronged out in their numbers to show solidarity to the August Visitor bearing a tale of consolation.

 
He however decried the lack of representation at the upper legislative house as embodied in the under development of the community and others within the Abia North Senatorial District, insisting that it would not be business as usual come 2019, even as he charged the community to vote wisely for more and meaningful development for the community.

 
The community in appreciation of the exemplary effort of Kalu pledged their support and loyalty for his quest for the Senate in 2019, and expressed much confidence in his ability to attract the required development lacking in the senatorial district.

 
Kalu was later conferred with the title of “Omereoha Ututu” by the chairman of Traditional Rulers Council, Ututu, Ezema Ututu, Eze Solomon Okereke, during courtesy visit to the Eze by the ex-governor.

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