There is palpable tension in Ekwulobia town of Anambra State today, as the state government and the contracting firm awarded for the construction of Ekwulobia Flyover and ancillary projects,
have begun to mark houses and structures for demolition as the project is set to take off.
Among the properties marked for either demolition or its part to be removed are the Union Bank, Total Filling Station, Zenith Bank, First Bank, Access Bank, City Mall on Oko road, Mrs Obi Okoli Shopping Plaza, major buildings around Ekwulobia Motor park and environs.
It would be recalled that on 16th March, 2023, the governor of Anambra state, Prof.Charles Soludo flagged off the construction of Ekwulobia Flyover and ancillary projects to upgrade the town to a befitting urban status.
That however is coming with a big price to be paid by the indigenes, especially those living along the major highways in the town
The West African Pilot News reporter who went round the area gathered that the main business district of the town saw people wearing heavy faces, especially landlords and shop owners.
However, a senior member of the Soludo’s government who spoke on condition of anonymity said that those with approval plans for their properties will be duly compensated.
The Ekwulobia Flyover and ancillary projects contract was awarded in October, 2022 by the state government to A.G Vision Limited and the projects are expected to be completed in 18 months, starting from the day of the flag off.
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