By James Ezema
Niger Delta community leaders in Afashio, in Uzairue Estako (West) Local Government Area of Edo State have called on the federal and state governments to rescue their people from acute water shortage and perennial erosion that menacing their environment.
The opinion leaders also urged militants still kicking against the amnesty granted by President Umaru Yarâ€™Adua administration in the region to embrace the offer, saying that they have made their point.
The Oghienomoh of Afashio-Uzairue, His Royal Highness, Chief Patrick Adedio and the National President of Afashio Progressive Association of Nigeria (APAN), Mr. John Igenegbai spoke separately in Lagos at the 2009 Afashio Day Celebration and Awards ceremony, which was hosted by the Lagos branch of APAN.
The group at the event also launched its maiden edition of Ashio Chronicle Magazine, a coloured community magazine, which serves as a voice for the area.
The community called on Governor Adams Oshiomhole to ameliorate their suffering, regretting that their past votes for successive governments in the state were turned into wasted efforts as their lives have not been imparted positively.