MAJOR EFFAM LAMENTS THE NEGLECT OF OKI COMMUNITY

 

A retired
Army Major and a community leader Chief Major Fedrick Nkuzi Effam, FFS (JP) has
during the week lamented the neglect of Oki 1 community in Ika South Local
Government Area of Delta State his place of birth.

                 He said that the people of his community has
been denied of what rightfully belong to them by both the local government and
state government.           According to
him, “only one kilometer of the road linking from Idumu-oza to Oki 1 (one)
which was long awarded during the first tenor of Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan,
Governor of Delta State was executed. It was just recently that the contractor
continued from Idumu-Oza where they stopped to Alihagwu leaving Amahia and Oki
I communities unattended to. For four months now, Oki 1 (one)  community has been living in darkness, no
roads, the only school in the community have been abandoned for over 15 years
and the compound used as  a farm land by
the teachers. Even the Water Board in Agbor is not supplying water to the
community. “We are Deltans too and we pay our task and bills regularly, so how
can a community that lacks the above mentioned facilities and many more be
proud to be associated with the state,” he asked.

                Speaking further, he stressed
that because the people of Amahia and Oki I communities are  not enjoying the dividends of democracy,
residents are now leaving  the
communities.

                Chief Affam thereby called on
the government to forgive the people of Oki I community, if they have wrong
them adding that, if they do not want them, they can as well write to the
neighbouring state (Edo State) who they share boundary with.

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