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Delta community decries deplorable access roads

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By Ajuwa Victor, Asaba

Indigenes of Igbide community in Isoko South local government area of Delta state has appealed to the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, to beam his road construction searchlight on Igbide community.

It was reliably gathered that the community and its sub-communities were submerged and ravaged by the 2020 flood.

A resident of the community, Mr. Grandball Oreva, in an appeal to the state governor on behalf of the community, said: “The horrible effect of the 2020 flood has left all the roads leading to and within the community in deplorable conditions.

“First, I want to thank you for the countless and selfless services you are rendering to ensuring that a state of our dream is a reality, and how you were and are able to manage the whole process, especially during the state lockdown due to the #EndSARS protest that rock the whole country.

“It will interest you to know that Igbide, as an oil producing community in the state, is one of the most affected communities in the state. The horrible effect of the 2020 flood has left all the roads leading to and within the community in horrible condition.

According to him: “Some of the roads leading to the community, which include Igbide- Olomoro and Igbide -Emede roads are in deplorable states, due to the continued flood that have destroyed them. The Emede-Igbide is an ancient road that has almost turned to farm path. Most recently, Owodokpokpo, a sub-community of Igbide, has been cut off from the entire world by the recent flood,” they said, urging government to quickly intervene.

“We are soliciting that urgent attention is given to these roads, mostly that of the Owodokpokpo and other sub communities of Igbide can be reconnected to the outside world because the people are experiencing untold hardship, hunger and starvation due to the flood, as the communities are no longer accessible,” Oreva appealed.

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