Save us from erosion, community begs Okowa
Written by Henry on July 25, 2019
The people of Alibuba in Agbor community, where flood killed two siblings recently have called on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, to save them, as a matter of urgency from the looming danger of flooding in the area.
The community made the call during a peaceful protest to the Ika South Local Government Area Secretariat on Thursday.
Although, the Chairman of the Council, Hon. Victor Okoh, was reportedly not in his office, a copy of the protest letter was left for him.
According to the protest letter signed by the Chairman and Secretary of Alibuba community, Mr Johnson Nwaogwu and Pastor Emmanuel Anamali respectively, the menace of flooding and erosion had become worse.
They said several calls have been made to the chairman of the LG and state government to address the situation without any positive response.
They further disclosed that the old Uromi/Agbor road has been completely destroyed by gully erosion which has made vehicular movement totally impossible in the area.
“Okowa should please come and rescue us in order to avert a terrible natural disaster which is looming very large in our community especially at this peak of raining season.
“We voted massively for the Governor Okowa during the just concluded election as well as all the other elected officeholders and wonder why they neglect us at this time of urgent need,” their protest letter read.