Sequel to the heavy downpour during which buildings collapsed, properties worth millions of naira destroyed and people rendered homeless, residents of Alibioba staged a peaceful protest on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the Ika South Council Secretariat, Agbor.
The residents in a letter to the Chairman made available to Ika Weekly, with the caption, “The Devastating Menace and Disaster of Flood/Erosion on the Entire Alibioba Community,” urged Hon. (Barr.) Victor Okoh, the Ika South Local Government Council Chairman, to urgently come to their rescue, stating that the devastating effects of the flood and erosion are constituting monumental danger to their continued stay in their community.
The letter stated that Alibioba community for the moment, has been cut off from the rest of Agbor communities as the road leading to the community is neither passable by vehicles or motorcycles, adding that some buildings have collapsed while so many others are under threat and fences are also being pulled down by the force of erosion.
Hon. (Barr.) Victor Okoh was informed through the letter that the reason for the massive flooding is a result of the failure of the contractor handling the project for the reconstruction of Agbor/Uromi road to construct gullies wide enough to control the force of water coming from Agbor-Obi via Obi Ikechukwu and U.B.A roads.
The Community noted that they are at the verge of being sacked from their homes if nothing is done to address the havoc the ravaging flood is wreaking on Alibioba community. The people appealed to the Chairman to act quickly and address the menace.
Addressing the protesters, Hon. Nwali, Councilor representing Ward I, Comr. Lucky Omorogbe, Supervisory Councilor on Health and Environment informed the protesters that the Chairman of the Council was away for a meeting at Asaba. They promised the protesters that the chairman would attend to the matter on his return. SEE ALSO: BE CAREFUL OF FLOOD, GOV. OKOWA WARNS DELTANS
They urged the protesters to be calm and commended them for the peaceful way they have conducted themselves.
The letter which was signed by the Chairman, Alibioba Community, Mr. Johnson Nwaogwu and the Secretary, Pastor Emmanuel Anamali stated that they have written to the State government twice on the issue but nothing was done to salvage the situation.