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|Act On The Deplorable State Of Oyigbo -afam Road, Group Tasks Concerned Authorit by NwaorguF: 8:30pm On Sep 20, 2021|
….Describes it as a total neglect
Citizens Quest for Truth Initiative, an accountability advocacy Non-Governmental Organization has implored the Rivers State government, the Federal Government, multinational companies, their subsidiaries and all concerned to swiftly and immediately act on the deplorable state of Oyigbo-Afam Road, describing it as total neglect
The advocacy group who quoted Abraham Lincoln thus, "To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of mankind” explained that the quote above reminds of the present situation in Oyigbo Local Government area in Rivers State, Nigeria.
Citizens Quest in a news report made available to newshounds in Port Harcourt opined that a local government area with twenty one (21) well inhabitated autonomous communities that hosts many multinationals such as: Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED), the renowned Afam Power plant, Genco, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Nigeria Gas Company (NGC), Alcon Gas Plant, Daewoo Gas plant, NNPC Gas gathering Plant, Transcorp Power Plant and Cassava Processing Plant Afam of the Rivers State Government should have the best of good road network.
According to the group, after the rumoured deplorable state of the access roads that criss crosses the entire Oyigbo LGA, the Citizens Quest for Truth Initiative (CQTI) thought it wise to embark on a See-for-yourself (C4urself) quest to ascertain, first hand, what the true situation is about the roads.
“True to it, Citizens Quest was leg-stocked as what greeted them in this very crucial quest was the indescribable state of the roads. The situation can simply be described as BAD” the group bemoand.
Text of the report reads: “The Oyigbo-Afam Road led the quest to the popular Kom-Kom road to the railway, at Obeama-Mirinwanyi community. It begins from Umusoya junction and it is a major access for all the multinationals (aforementioned) and other businesses operating in the LGA is not passable. .
“Residents decried the long neglect by government and wonder why even the companies in the area cannot effect their corporate social responsibilities (CSR) to the people.
“In a chat with some residents and motorist/commuters, they lamented that the Government of the day in Rivers State have abandoned Oyigbo to their fate and only those with fleet of SUVs packed with well armed/riot looking Police officers can ply the road whenever they want to have any function in the area.
“Some motorist lamented their almost daily visits to their auto-mechanics due to the damages the failed road cause their vehicles.
“Some tricycle (popularly known as Keke) operators expressed pains in what they describe as dead traps because of their daily collapse with their passengers into the ditches on the roads.
“Commuters say they pay as much as N500 per passsenger on a tricycle (Keke) from the Umusoya junction to Railway/market which is not up to 1 kilometer.
“Small scale business owners told the Quest that the neglect has crippled businesses in the area and that has made life unbearable for the people.”
It would be recalled that the Federal Government has given approval for the complete reconstruction of Afam Road in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State to Transcorp Group to construct the 13.5km Oyigbo-Izuoma-Mirinwayi-Oklama-Afam Road.
|Re: Act On The Deplorable State Of Oyigbo -afam Road, Group Tasks Concerned Authorit by donslight: 11:45pm On Sep 20, 2021|
It is really bad how we politicise everything especially here in Rivers state... A governor will go on air and boost that he has major projects in the 23 LGAs in the state whereas its all a lie... Just look at how we are suffering in Oyigbo LGA. This is the only major road we have yet the Government out of negligence or hatred cannot of remedy our problem even after 6 years of constant plea ...
But our own brothers will have the temerity to go on air with sugarcoated mouth to praise the Government in exchange for peanut...
May God help us in this country...
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