Worried by the deplorable condition of Umuahia-Bende-Arochukwu Federal Road, which passes through his constituency and other federal roads that are at various stages of dilapidation in the state, the member representing Bende Federal Constituency, Abia State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, has cried out, that something must be urgently done to maintain the roads
The lawmaker, who stated this at the screening exercise for beneficiaries of the Benjamin Kalu Foundation tertiary education scholarships, which 400 families in the constituency have already benefitted attributed infrastructure decay in the country to shoddy maintenance, urged governments to reverse the trend by placing premium on proper preservation.
According to him, “Our infrastructure would continue to dilapidate unless they are maintained sustainably.”
The lawmaker, also expressed worries over the negative impact of the country’s harsh economic condition on students.
He said; “It was encouraging the youths to abandon education for other ventures.”
Kalu therefore, called on both the federal and state governments to revive the economy and reverse the trend, stressing that if students should shun education, they would not be properly equipped to lead the country in future.