8 May 2011

Nigeria: Oboama Community Seeks Govt's Assistance

The new Chairman, Oboama Development Union (ODU), Lagos State branch, Mr. Declan Osuagwu, has appealed to authorities of Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area and Imo State government to extend development projects to Oboama community.

Osuagwu, who spoke in Lagos after being elected chairman of the group for the next three years, lamented the poor infrastructure in Oboama.

He said the only secondary school in the area, was built through communal effort, stressing that it is about to collapse because of government neglect.

His words: "My community has been abandoned by the state and Ezinihitte Local Government Area. Erosion is threatening our only secondary school built by communal effort. The road leading to the school from Aboh Mbaise is no longer motorable; but our people pay taxes and other levies to both the local government and the state government.

"The only major road that passes our community (Okpala to Aba Branch in Nsu Mbano) is in a terrible state. The other one that connects Enyiogugu through Aboh is no longer motorable.

"I am begging the authorities concerned to come and assist my community. We are tired of levying ourselves for developmental projects. We have children and other responsibilities to take care of; my people are dying of hardship. We need a change."

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