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The People Democratic Party, PDP, National Secretary, Senator Samuel Anyanwu has advised the Imo state government to pay more attention to projects that would protect lives of Imo citizens, especially at this critical period of hardship in the country.

Anyanwu, who regretted the fatal accident that claimed several lives at Imo State University (IMSU) junction last week, said such losses could have been avoided had the government had the foresight to construct a flyover at the IMSU Junction to control traffic.

The PDP National Secretary, who was also the party’s governorshiip candidate at the. November 11 election in Imo state, emphasized further that the IMSU junction has developed so much that it is long overdue to have a flyover or a standard and well constructed roundabout would put a stop to the constant occurrence of accidents at the spot.

Anyanwu, in a statement by his media aide, Ikenna Onuohahe regretted that for the past five years, the popular IMSU junction had been in the news for the bad, citing government’s inability to proffer lasting solutions to the traffic menace experienced in that particular place.

He regretted that the APC administration in the State had continued to pay lip service to the well-being of the citizens.

“If the present government in the State is proactive and has the interest of the citizens at heart, the first thing it would have done is to identify areas that affect the citizens and urgently proffer solutions to them.

“IMSU junction is one of the areas that need immediate attention.

“This is because students and lecturers stay at the junction to wait for taxis and buses.

“Instead of spending the state’s funds on frivolous and unimportant projects, the state government should immediately take action geared towards rescuing the situation,” he said.

The former Imo East senator who expressed shock over the waste of lives and properties in the incident, commiserated with families of those who lost their lives in the tragedy, while praying God to grant those they left behind the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

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