BY VICTOR AHIUMA-YOUNG

AGBOR – LANDLORDS in Agbor, headquarters of Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, particularly those on Obi Road and its adjoining streets, have appealed to the state government to come to their aid by rehabilitating the deplorable Obi Road.

Chairman of the landlords association in the area, Mr. Gabriel Ekwuazom, who spoke during a road maintenance exercise by residents in the area, said the appeal had become necessary as it would go a long way to rescue them (residents in the area) from the menace of gully erosion  now ravaging the area.

He said: “Residents on Obi Road, also known as Dein Motor way and its adjoining streets are now living in perpetual fear because of the intensity of the gully erosion, which had adversely affected our socio-economic well being.”

He lamented that the poor state of the road had slowed down the tempo of development in the once fast developing community.

Saying that there were over 4,500 residents in over 2,700 houses in the affected community, Ekwuazom said “whenever it rain, our children cannot go to school and our women cannot go to market for fear of being swept away by flood.”

He lamented that because of the deplorable state of the road, vehicle owners in the community parked their vehicles at far distance from their homes, noting that even motorcycle operators, also find it difficult to asses the roads in the area.

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