By Daniel Ogiriki.
The most popular legacy project of HRM Enyi Friday Abaja is the construction of the 7.8 km entrance road to Umukwata-Unor in Ukwuani LGA of Delta State. Prior to the construction of this road, Umukwata-Unor is a no entry, no exit Community during the raining season due to the flooding of the road by the Okumeshi River. The few persons that tries to enter and leave Umukwata-Unor during the raining season goes through untold hardship of wading through the flooded part of the road around the Okumeshi River.
HRM Enyi Friday Abaja, came to the rescue of Umukwata-Unor People by constructing this road with two bridges and standard drainage by the side of the road. If not for HRM Enyi Friday Abaja, only God knows when the Government would have considered to construct this particular road. Today People have unlimited access to Umukwata-Unor throughout the year. Part of the road (about 2 km) was constructed with interlocking stones thereby improving the quality of the road and making the road very expensive.
HRM Enyi Friday Abaja, didn’t end with the construction of the entrance road to Umukwata-Unor but went further to construct all the major streets in Umukwata-Unor with Interlocking stones and standard drainage. The cost of constructing these roads runs into billions of naira and bearing in mind that HRM Enyi Friday Abaja bore this whole cost from his personal money. This and many other of his philanthropic projects running into billions of naira have made him a living legend and the greatest philanthropist in Delta State as a whole.
Some of the roads that are currently been constructed by HRM Enyi Friday Abaja include: The Umukwata-Unor/Amai-Umuekum road, the 4km road beside the modern market and mordern Estate been constructed by HRM Enyi Friday Abaja. This 4km road will link the New Sapele/Agbor road to the Utagba-Uno road, just some few kilometer to the Umukwata-Unor entrance road. His projects are uncountable and he brings up new projects from time to time. One of the things that wow us most, is the vision of HRM Enyi Friday Abaja the Ukwata 1 of Umukwata Kingdom.
We will continue to celebrate this great man who has impacted on uncountable lives and continues to affect people’s lives positively. I call him the architect of modern Umukwata Kingdom. Years to come, he will still be remembered as the man that constructed so many roads in Umukwata Kingdom in particular and Ndokwa Nation in general. His projects and his good deed speaks for him, he is indeed a philanthropist per excellence with no rival in giving.
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