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Warri residents send S.O.S to govt over bad roads


 One of the deplorable portions of the road

One of the deplorable portions of the road

Residents of Okumagba layout in Warri South local council area Delta State have expressed concern over the deplorable state of roads within the metropolis, particularly Enughe and Apala streets, which has caused severe hardship on residents.

While calling for government’s urgent intervention, chairman of the residents’ association, Chief W.O. Iki-Ebieroma, said they have been subjected to heavy flooding at the drop of any rain because of the ineffective drainage system in the area.

Speaking through the residents’ solicitors, Okiroro Iki-Ebieroma, he said Enughe and Apala streets are connecting routes between the ever-busy commercial centers of Okumagba Avenue to Giwa-Amu-Airport Road in Effurun.

“The bad state of the roads and the incessant flooding has become a nightmare to the residents, who have had to abandon their homes during raining seasons. About four schools with over 20,000 student population shut down businesses, artisan workshop, corporate offices and four shopping malls in the locality are all adversely affected and this has paralyzed all economic activities in the neighborhood.”

He urged the state government to intensify efforts at fixing the roads, which was constructed during James Ibori’s administration in 1999.

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