NBA Explains Why It Suspended Planned Massive Protest In Aba

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NBA Explains Why It Suspended Planned Massive Protest In Aba
NBA Explains Why It Suspended Planned Massive Protest In Aba

The Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA), Aba, Abia State, has said it suspended its planned protest over the state of roads in Aba, following an undertaking by the state government to fix roads in the city.

Chairman, NBA,Aba, Mr. Bertram Fatou,who told Vanguard that the resolution to suspend the protest was reached at the Association’s emergency general meeting held yesterday in Aba, stated that the NBA also considered appeals from well meaning individuals to give government a chance to address the situation.

The NBA,Aba Branch had on November 12 planned to embark on street protest over the poor state of roads today.

According to the NBA chairman,” The protest has been suspended following entreaties and an undertaking by the government to fix the roads. This was the resolution at our emergency general meeting yesterday”

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Chief Press Secretary to the Governor,Mr. Onyebuchi Ememanka , stated that the state government has rehabilitated many roads in Aba and is committed to delivering more.

He commended the NBA,Aba Branch for suspending the protest,alleging that there were plans to hijack the protest by suspected hoodlums.

“There’s no road that’s standing today in Aba that one can make use of that doesn’t bear the signature of Gov.Okezie Ikpeazu.It is preposterous to say that the government of Abia State has been insensitive to issues.

“In Aba alone, we can count how many state roads this government has done. Ukaegbu, Ehere and Umuola were unpassable. Trees used to grow on Umuola road. Plantain used to grow on Ehere road who fixed them? Are they not state roads.

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He commended the NBA,Aba Branch for suspending the protest,alleging that there were plans to hijack the protest by suspected hoodlums.

“There’s no road that’s standing today in Aba that one can make use of that doesn’t bear the signature of Gov.Okezie Ikpeazu.It is preposterous to say that the government of Abia State has been insensitive to issues.

“In Aba alone, we can count how many state roads this government has done. Ukaegbu, Ehere and Umuola were unpassable. Trees used to grow on Umuola road. Plantain used to grow on Ehere road who fixed them? Are they not state roads.

“We came to our branch of NBA and said that this resolution to protest was done hastily.

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“Since you have members holding key positions in this government, you people should have allowed us to come to you so that you ask us questions, is it that Aba has been abandoned then you hear from us.

“I salute the NBA for listening to the voice of reasoning.

“By the 31st of January, appreciable progress would have been made on those roads. Barr Bob Ogu who’s the Commissioner for Works wouldn’t have made such a promise without having backup information.


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“By that time frame we gave, the Bar will be impressed. It’s good that they listened and saved Aba from another protest which could have been hijacked.”


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