Property owners and other residents in Boji-Boji Owa, in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta, have appealed to the state government to help in improving the state of roads in some parts of the area.
The Chairman, Landlords/Landladies Association of Asiwe Street, Mr Adebayo Obiazikwor, made the appeal while speaking to newsmen in the area on Monday, in Asaba.
He urged the authorities to also help in checking the worsening environmental situation in some areas.
Obiazikwor commended Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa for the massive road constructions in Ika land and across the state, but urged him to extend such gesture to Asiwe Street.
“Residents of the street and environs are going through untold stress due to the nature of the road, and the surroundings have become an illegal dumpsite for some persons,” he said.
According to him, property owners have been contributing to grade the road, to make it better, but government support is needed to make meaningful impact.
”The entire residents will be grateful to God and to Okowa if their appeal is granted, and it will be a huge relief for people living in this area, if the road is finally constructed,” he said.
Obiazikwor said the people would want to join others who had benefitted from the Okowa-led administration in terms of road construction.
Similarly, former President General of the Asaba-Ase Community in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta, Chief Ifeanyi Opute, has decried the poor state of Asaba-Ase and Uzere link road, following the perennial flooding.
Opute said on Monday in Asaba-Ase that the greatest challenge facing the kingdom was the impassable condition of the only link road between the two communities.
He, therefore, appealed to the state government, international donors, groups and agencies, multi-national oil companies and wealthy individuals to join hands with the local government council in tackling the problem.
Opute urged them to work together in finding lasting solutions to the perennial displacement of people by constructing culverts to reduce the impact of flooding on the road.
The community leader explained that the bad condition of the road had adversely affected the lives of the people.
”These two communities are the commercial nerve centre of most towns, cities and villages in Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers states, from where people come into Asaba-Ase to buy fish, palm oil, plantain, yams, garden eggs, garri, cassava, potatoes, vegetables and other agricultural produce. (NAN)