Otuoke residents appeal to government to repair road

Residents of Otuoke and home of former president Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to the government to repair their road.

Residents say the road has been un-motorable for a log while now.

The residents made the appeal in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Otuoke on Sunday.

One Mr. Ologi Damiete, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the condition of the road worsened since the last rainy season.

Damiete, a staff of the Federal University of Otuoke, appealed to the government to come to the aid of the residents.

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“The condition of this road has become worse since the flood that submerged the whole community.

“There has not been any preventive measure to forestall future occurrence.

“We are expecting the government to put necessary measures in place to guard against future occurrence.

“Students of FUO have resumed for the new semester and they have been finding it difficult moving in and out of the community.

“I am calling on all the relevant authorities to look into the matter because the suffering has become unbearable.

“Our vehicles have been damaged because of the road,” he said.

Another resident, Mr. Oweifa Debekeme, pointed out that the floods had destroyed many roads in the state.

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He said that the people were suffering and the government had the responsibility to alleviate their agony.

A taxi driver plying the road, Mr. Babatunde Adeola, said the road was already in a bad shape before the flood destroyed it completely.

Adeola called on the Government to come to the aid of the people of Otuoke and Onuebum communities.

He said the youths in the communities now help by sand-filling the bad portions on regular basis.

Adeola also added that “Commercial drivers now pay them for that”.