By Peace Chidimma Elemuo
By Just one week after Oyigbo residents in Rivers State cried to Gov Nyesom Wike to rescue the local council area from decayed road network, the people of Ogbogoro have joined in the call for ‘Mr Projects’ to do his magic in their area.
Ogbogoro is a town in Obio/Akpor local council area close to the Garden City. There are various communities but those in Egbelu can hardly go visit relations in Mgbara-aja and Ozodo anymore. This is because of the problem of bad roads in these communities especially in Egbelu. In the face of rains, the roads have become turgid with flood thereby causing land erosion and other hazards in the community.
An interview obtained with the residents of Egbelu town, one Valentine Oham (a trader) said that Mgbara-aja Road has collapsed. He also mentioned lack of electricity as other problems facing the area.
He said many in Mgbara-aja can no longer access the town hall because of the bad road and the stagnant water there. He said it was also affecting the secondary school in the community.
Students are the worst hit as they no longer have access to their school, he added. Oham disclosed that the residents had earlier cried out to the state government to come to their rescue on impassable roads but that the little action that started had since stopped.
He said; “Yes, the government had tried to do something after some time it went bad again.” Now the residents are hoping for the NDDC (Niger Delta Development Commission) to come to their aid.
Another resident there, Chima Ironu (a trader) said that Fifth Avenue in Ogbogoro town is one of the worst areas as far as bad roads were concerned.
According to him, Fifth Avenue has been like that for the past six years he has lived there. He said there has been no sign of road construction.
The residents are crying to the government to come to their rescue.