FEATURE ARTICLE

Friday, July 13, 2012
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Bonn, Germany
LOOK WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TO ABA, IN ABIA STATE, NIGERIA

Photography helps people to see ()

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away ()

The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality ()

I'm not a particularly verbose person. I think that's why I like taking pictures... they speak for themselves ()

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence ()

A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety ()

ewis Hine (1874 -1940) was right when he wrote "If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera". A picture is worth a thousand words, they say. Here, words are not enough to describe what Aba and Abia State look like; let the pictures do some of the talking.

WELCOME TO ABA, ABIA STATE. LET'S CLAP FOR GOVERNOR T.A. ORJI FOR "A JOB WELL DONE"!!!

To see how deceitful the Governor of Abia State is: In an interview he granted to The Nation Newspapers of 28/05/2012, captioned "Abia rebuilds infrastructure" and recorded by Daniel Essie, the Governor said this excerpt:

"Various projects are going on in Aba to restore the glory of the commercial city. Among the prominent ones is the reconstruction of the Ukwu Mango Road, which links the popular Ariaria International Market with the rest of the city. The road was abandoned for years. There is also the construction of a pedestrian bridge in front of the Abia State Polytechnic to ensure the safety of students and the de-silting of the School Road/East drainage system.

The government is building a central motor park at Osisioma, along the Port Harcourt-Enugu Express Road. Journalists visited the central motor park whose construction is nearing completion. The project will decongest the city which has numerous chaotic motor parks scattered all over the town with its attendant nuisance.

Aside the many road contracts awarded and those where actual construction work is going on in Aba, including the completed popular and busy Faulks Road, other equally important ongoing projects include the construction of a massive auditorium at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital, (ABSUTH), Aba.

Also, the dignity of Ariaria International Market is being restored as the government has embarked on the rehabilitation of the dilapidated internal roads in the popular market".

This column wants the reader to make his or her own judgment; to ascertain if what the governor said is commensurate with what's on the ground!


(Posted by Elombah.com)

Anokute in New York, New York wrote: "Aba is a forgotten City and the shame of Abia people. If Faulks Road is like this, imagine the rest of the city. Lord have mercy!".

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(All posted by Ike Ezekwu)

TIT BITS

In its article of Monday, January 30, 2012, this column wrote this excerpt: "Reprieve has come to Aba residents because of the dry season; otherwise what one needs to move around in Aba is, at best, canoe or speed boat, because of the bad roads. Now that the place is dry, the government has failed to fix the roads. Now, the tricycle imported from India called "Keke Napep" is ubiquitous and is turning into a menace just like the Okada before it". Who can say now that the above excerpt is an over-statement, after looking at the above pictures?

https://www.africanexaminer.com/newsletter0711

This column wants you to drown your sorrows and relieve your stresses by listening to these:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXvthG4ghAg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzoQ4Pquoqk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MFG2fh5Ezg&feature=related

THE THANX IS ALL YOURS!!!


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