Residents of Nekede in Owerri West Native Authorities Space of Imo State have decried the deplorable state of roads of their neighborhood and the non-availability of different social facilities.
In keeping with them, the state authorities’s negligence has triggered untold hardship because the neighborhood dangers being minimize off from the remainder of the state if nothing is completed to treatment the scenario.
The highway, which is the one hyperlink to 2 federal establishments within the state, Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, (FEDPONEK), (FUTO), is in a sorry state of disrepair. They, due to this fact, referred to as on the state authorities to return to their rescue by fixing the highway and scale back the sufferings of the residents.
A businessman, Mr. Chiyeaka Igbokwe, stated the poor state of the highway has elevated the struggling of highway customers apart the deaths from accidents as a result of highway and the hike within the worth of commodities and transportation.
“Residents right here usually are not pleased about this highway and its damaging results is taking a toll on us. We trek lengthy distances and abandon our automobiles due to the fixed injury on them. The highway has grow to be a demise entice and that’s how it’s from right here to Ihiagwa, Highway Security, Naze, Mbaise highway and different surrounding communities. Virtually all roads within the state are going from dangerous to worse and the federal government appears not within the welfare of its citizenry however in politics. Please, allow them to come to our assist earlier than we’re lastly minimize off from the remainder of the state,” he stated.
Former Pupil Union Government of Federal Polytechnic Nekede and candidate of the All Grand Alliance (AGAP) for Imo State Home of Meeting Owerri West, Alfred Chikezie, stated the highway is nothing to jot down dwelling about and a sign that authorities has forgotten the people who find themselves its main accountability.
A transporter who plys Wethedral-Nekede-Ihiagwa route, Mr. Chukwudi Anyaele, stated commuters ought to blame the federal government for the elevated fare as a result of the dilapidated roads have triggered elevated upkeep prices.