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Otuoke Residents Decry Deplorable State of Otuoke-Onuebum Road




Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson

Residents of Otuoke in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa, have appealed to the State Government to repair the Otuoke-Onuebum road which has been in a deplorable condition.

The residents made the appeal in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Otuoke on Sunday.

Ologi Damiete, told NAN that the condition of the road had become worse since the last rainy season as vehicles now found it difficult to pass through.

Damiete, a staff of the Federal University, Otuoke (FUO), appealed to the state government to come to the aid of the residents by fixing the road.

“The condition of this road has become worse since the flood that submerged the whole community and there has not been any preventive measure to forestall future occurrence.

We are expecting the government to put necessary measures in place to guard against future occurrence.

Students of FUO have resumed for the new semester and they have been finding it difficult moving in and out of the community.

I am calling on all the relevant authorities to look into the matter because we has become unbearable. Our vehicles have been damaged because of the road,” he said.

Another resident, Oweifa Debekeme, urged the state government to make more efforts toward checking flooding in the state, pointing out that flood had destroyed many roads in the state.

He said that the people were suffering and government had the responsibility to alleviate their agony by providing roads and other infrastructure for them.

A taxi driver, Babatunde Adeola, said the road was already in a bad shape before the flood destroyed it completely.

Adeola called on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to also help repair the road to alleviate the plight of the people.

He implored the Bayelsa Government to come to the aid of the people of Otuoke and Onuebum communities as well as students and staff of the university.

He said the youths in the communities now help by sand-filling the bad portions on regular basis, adding that “commercial drivers now pay them for that”.


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  1. Suga

    December 18, 2016 at 11:18 am

    This news is really embarrassing and to think that it’s coming from south-south even makes it worse!

    • Fleur

      December 19, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      Okay, I support Pashay but please she needs to use of that money to fix this road. Aight?

  2. Ada

    December 18, 2016 at 11:57 am

    @suga, you forgot to add that it’s Goodluck Jonathan’s hometown.

  3. nnenne

    December 18, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Jonathan was the present of Nigeria, not a governor nor a local government chairman.
    People like you are the reason why Buhari, who is the president of all Nigerians uses nepotism, favouritism to rule the land.
    He has shown over and over again, that he is here for the north.
    Unfortunately, the resources he needs to do that have to come from the south.

    Presidents ought to see the whole country as their constituency. .. treating everyone alike!!#

    • A Real Nigerian

      December 18, 2016 at 2:09 pm


    • skyhigh

      December 18, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      so are you blaming buhari or the governor i don’t get you??? jonathan should have ensured that the governor he put there made the road motor able at the very least begins at home

  4. nnenne

    December 18, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Meant , “Jonathan was the president”

  5. nwa nna

    December 18, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Isn’t this GEJ’s hometown? Wish I could say I was surprised, but then I would be telling a lie.. Nigeria, home of the wonders shall never end

  6. Ada

    December 18, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    @nnenne please check your facts. Jonathan was a one time deputy governor and governor of Bay elsa state.

  7. Goodluck

    December 18, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    That’s why he was voted out in the first place. The wife could build a hotel but she could not make him repair the road. He was a fomer deputy governor and even an executive governor of the same state. Let us tell ourselves some truth because am from Bayelsa, that guy was not competent

  8. nene+

    December 18, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    @ada you miss the point. So because Jonathan is from Otuoke,his place should become the state capital because he was the governor? When will this mentality of “the best road leads to politician’s villages” end? His village should be like Dubai amidst villages? Oh please!!! Yet we preach on BN. Long way to go Nigerians! What did Obama do for Illinois, Otuoke is not the only road in Bayelsa. Several Nigeria road is bad all over the place name them. Its on record that “Jonathan repaired/constructed more road than any other head of state in the past 30 years” .Fashola.

    • Huh

      December 18, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      Are you trying to defending a bad thing?

  9. kikiki

    December 18, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    What are you talking about. 70% of Nigeria roads are in bad state . I dont know why Otueke is making news here.

    • ARS

      December 18, 2016 at 6:26 pm

      Because Otueke like every other Nigerian road shouldn’t be in a bad state.


    December 18, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    While I agree with u Nnenna, majority of the time, that’s what happens. I remember how James Ibori fixed some roads in delta State and left the ones leading to PN Aziza’s houses cos when the latter was minister, he didn’t do anything to the roads. Same with Fashola and Surulere. Do pray tell why won’t the governor fix these particular roads? Cos he feels if the one time deputy governor and then governor didn’t do anything, it wasn’t an important project.
    But I’m thinking just like we tweet and went to war for the falcons maybe we can use social media to get our governors and politicians to behave.

  11. Peace

    December 19, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Bad roads ke. Come to Warri and see oil city. All the roads are bad. I believe by the time Ibori is released from prison and visit Warri, he will be very very disappointed. Uduaghan is the worst governor Delta state has ever had. He only came to enrich himself.
    The present governor (Okowa) is concentrating on his area for now.

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