ALIKA LANE/ITEH STREET RESIDENTS CRY OUT FOR HELP OVER BAD ROADS

 

The
residents of Alika Lane/Iteh  Street in
Boji Boji, Owa, Ika North East Local Government Ares have over the weekend
cried out to government and spirited individuals to intervene  over the bad state of their roads.

As at the
time Ika Weekly team visited the streets, it was observed that the streets have
been damaged by the devastating effects of gully erosion that has ravaged the
areas over the years. The current state of the road is so bad  that the properties and lives of the
residents  are not safe. The roads have
become  deplorable, that it have been
turned into refuse dump sites and this is posing a great health hazard to
residents.

Residents
that own bicycles, motorcycles and cars can no longer take them   to their houses, they need to park vehicles
in the neighbouring streets before walking to their houses. It is a pathetic
situation.

The
residents are calling on the Federal, State, Local Government, politicians,
good spirited Ika sons and daughters to come to the aid of residents in the
area and save them from the untold hardship that has bedeviled them over the
years.

The oldest
man in the area and the chairman of landlords Association, Hon. Alika Ignatius
Azogbulem, a native of Owa Alero, noted that the bad state of the road has
caused several havoc to dwellers, adding that on their own as residents in the
area, all their efforts to control the flood that flows into the area has
proved abortive.

He stated
that for over ten years, the streets have been in a deplorable state. He
therefore called on the government, industries, Ika sons and daughters, both at
home and in diaspora to help in ameliorating their plights by helping them in
the construction of drainages and tarring of the streets.

A resident
in the area, Mr. John Nwokedi used the medium to congratulate Ika North East
Council Chairman, Hon Mrs. Princess Ijenwa Okwunonke on the successful
implementation of the subsidy re-investment programme (SURE-P) in the local
government. He also called her attention to the deplorable state of the
streets.

Pastor
Emmanuel Opuh, resident pastor of Gate of Heaven Healing Ministries
International, located at 9, Alika lane told newsmen that the bad state of the
road is so alarming to the extent that whenever it rains, the heavy flow of
water that flows across the street overwhelming.

The clergy,
noted that some of the members of his church are also complaining bitterly to
him about the terrible state  of the
road. He appealed to the government, lovers of good will  to intervene and bring back hope to residents
in the area.

Mr.
Uwaezeke Francis, a resident at no 1, Alika Lane, noted “the road is so bad to
the extent that the lives of our children are always in danger whenever there
is rainfall. Our properties are not spared. On our own as residents in the
area, we have tried our best but all has been to no avail. We are begging the
government, politicians representing us at different levels of government and
parastatals to come and help tar our streets.”

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