UBOH RESIDENTS CRY OUR FOR HELP

 

Conducting
newsmen round the street which could better be described as pot holes and
gullies as a result of it having passed through torrential flooding and
erosion, one of the residents living at No. 107 Tete Street, Deacon Joseph Odum
said the problem posed by erosion in the community has become a source of major
concern to both old and young in the area.

 

Deacon
Odum said self help device has been employed by the residents who constructed
bridges at strategic points in order to reduce the effect of the flood, but
regretted that the bridges which the community spent so much to construct were
destroyed by the heavy flood. 

 

He
disclosed that lives were lost some years back when people were trying to pass
through Uboh Street
to their houses or visit friends; while pointing out that the street is a
threat to both motorists and cyclist who cannot ply the street. Deacon Odum
observed that car owners residing in Uboh and other adjourning streets along
that axis depend on friends and other people?s compound outside the zone to
park, while farmers are not left out in the ugly situation. ?It is such a
bitter experience. We, living in this side of Boji-Boji are cut off. Government
should urgently respond to our plight by sending officials to inspect the
street which is no longer fit for human habitation. Even if each resident is
tasked N100, 000 to put lasting solution to the erosion problem here, it cannot
solve it,? Odum maintained.

 

Deacon
Odum who said he has lived on that street for over forty years said the
deplorable state of the streets has scared prospective land buyer from coming
to patronize land owners over there. He stated that land buyers cannot accept
any plot even at the rate of N10, 000 because of flood menace, adding that some
landlords have relocated their houses to other places, except those who cannot
afford to move away. Prospective tenants are a dream to house owners as people
find it inhabitable.

 

The
elderly man said the community will remain ever grateful, government
identifying with them and bringing lasting solution to the street and other
adjoining ones. 

Madomer among others.

 

Conducting
newsmen round the street which could better be described as pot holes and
gullies as a result of it having passed through torrential flooding and
erosion, one of the residents living at No. 107 Tete Street, Deacon Joseph Odum
said the problem posed by erosion in the community has become a source of major
concern to both old and young in the area.

 

Deacon
Odum said self help device has been employed by the residents who constructed
bridges at strategic points in order to reduce the effect of the flood, but
regretted that the bridges which the community spent so much to construct were
destroyed by the heavy flood. 

 

He
disclosed that lives were lost some years back when people were trying to pass
through Uboh Street
to their houses or visit friends; while pointing out that the street is a
threat to both motorists and cyclist who cannot ply the street. Deacon Odum
observed that car owners residing in Uboh and other adjourning streets along
that axis depend on friends and other people?s compound outside the zone to
park, while farmers are not left out in the ugly situation. ?It is such a
bitter experience. We, living in this side of Boji-Boji are cut off. Government
should urgently respond to our plight by sending officials to inspect the
street which is no longer fit for human habitation. Even if each resident is
tasked N100, 000 to put lasting solution to the erosion problem here, it cannot
solve it,? Odum maintained.

 

Deacon
Odum who said he has lived on that street for over forty years said the
deplorable state of the streets has scared prospective land buyer from coming
to patronize land owners over there. He stated that land buyers cannot accept
any plot even at the rate of N10, 000 because of flood menace, adding that some
landlords have relocated their houses to other places, except those who cannot
afford to move away. Prospective tenants are a dream to house owners as people
find it inhabitable.

 

The
elderly man said the community will remain ever grateful, government
identifying with them and bringing lasting solution to the street and other
adjoining ones.

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