From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Practical absence of infrastructural projects including non-completion of the parameter fencing have continued to unsettle the people of Ebedei community in Ukwuani local Government Area of Delta State.
The community only secondary school is said to be near collapse in its buildings with lack of amenities in the interest of the school students who at present allegedly sit on bare floor to study during lessons.
Spokesman for the community, Chief Edward Ogbolu who confirmed this to Journalists in the area on Sunday, said the fencing of the school yet to be completed,had in the last few months attracted hoodlums into the school compound and had allegedly carted away many facilities in the school, adding that the community has nothing to show for being host to one of the oil companies despite repeated requests by the people to the oil firm to provide social amenities for the development of the community.
He alleged that instead of acceeding to their demands, the oil company (name withheld) resorted to dividing the community by influencing some of the chiefs and youths with peanuts, adding that memorandum of understanding (Mou) signed some time ago was done without the knowledge of the community leaders.
The principal of the school, Ozah Ozafele Moses who also spoke to Journalists said he has been disturbed by the wanton destruction of the school properties by unknown hoodlums and however appealed to the community leadership to prevail on their wards to desist from destroying the school facilities, regretting that excessive heat emanating from gas flaring by the oil company located Opposite the school was capable of causing health hazards for the students and the teachers.