Today, Anambra state has the best road network in Nigeria and this feat is made possible by the articulate and creative mind of the State Governor, His Excellency Chief Willie Obiano. Governor Willie Obiano with rich private sector background and experience enthroned road infrastructure maintenance mechanism in Anambra state, the Anambra Road Maintenance Agency (ARMA) to oversee the maintenance of road infrastructure in the state. Over 51 roads out of 101 inherited roads have been completed and commissioned.
The strategic road and other infrastructures built by His Excellency, Chief Obiano are the Ogwuikpele road and Umunankwo road with bridges which connect the state to the agrarian communities around the Ogbaru axis; the Umueje bridge crossing Enugwu Otu community (an oil reserve basin); Iyiora Anam bridge that leads to the largest oil reserve basin in Africa; the longest bridge
in South East across Omambala River which is 298 meters. This bridge leads to Orient Oil fields.
On the Awka Capital City renewal, the 3 flyovers of Aroma, kwata and Amawbia are a sight to behold. Governor Obiano’s street lights initiative lights up Awka Capital City and other towns. From Amansea to Onitsha, Igwe Orizu road Nnewi, Awka Etiti-Igbo Ukwu road,
Nnewi South LG road in Ukpor, Ekwulobia-Uga road, Ezinifite-Uga road, onuselogu-Eke Ochie-Chisco road, Chief Maja Umeh-Eke Ochie-Eziama road, Amichi, Neni-Obeledu road, Nibo-Nise link road, Agulu link bridge road are all illuminated. Oye Olisa-Nkwo Eziudo-Ogidiani-Umuoji road are also adorned with streetlights. Oye agu-Ifite-Dunu-Awkuzu road, Awkuzu junction-Umueri-Otuocha road and Igbariam junction to Anambra State University town have been lit up. These infrastructures create a new and prosperous Anambra. Today, Anambra State is a strategic business hub for oil & gas, manufacturing, commerce and leisure.
A new health center at Iviora and housing estate/quarter at Ezianam are some of the legacy projects which for many years to come will be reference points.
It is evident that Governor Obiano’s signature on infrastructure has made the state a cynosure and epicentre in the country