Rivers community decries deplorable road condition




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Residents of Odual Kugbo Abua Odual Local Government Area of have lamented the impassable condition of their road, appealing concerned authorities come their rescue.

Investigations revealed the people had been cut off from civilisation as all basic amenities, including the only road linking them Oruma community Ogbia Local Government Area, , had been abandoned decay.

It learnt part of the road designed end at the Adada Waterside in Odua being constructed by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

But NDDC yet to complete the project, making life unbearable to residents of the area.

Odual communities affected by the condition of the road are Adada, Ogboloma Akani and Emelego.

Residents had resorted to the of a creek popularly called Dokonu as an alternative route to convey their goods to Harcourt.

The Paramount Ruler of Odual Kingdom, Chief Temple Macdonald, said the nature of the road has made life difficult for them especially during the rainy .

He said their woes were compounded by the collapse of Ekago bridge, which linked the area to other communities.

He said: “ have contacted the managing director of the construction company in charge of the project, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission and they assured me the remaining sections of the road will be completed”.

The Deputy Chief of Ogboloma Community and Chairman council of Odual Rulers, Chief John Agara, described their as helpless.

“We are helpless. We can’t access other communities and our capital. Life is hard. Both in rainy and dry seasons, we cannot move”.

A commercial motorcyclist, Mr. Olavokere Ule, said the chairman of the council promised to construct the Ekago Bridge to alleviate the but he had done nothing two years after.

The Nation