- By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu
Isiala Ntighauzo and Ntighauzo Amairi Autonomous communities in Obingwa local government area of Abia State say they are not resting on their oars to ensure that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) completes road projects abandoned in the communities.
The communities said that they are highly disappointed with the nonchalant attitude of the commission over incessant appeals from the communities to the commission to complete Apu and Ali and Iferife roads which have subjected members of the communities to untold hardship.
In a chat with Comrade Adindu Johnson, the President of Ntighauzo Amairi Progressives, a socio- political pressure group which membership cuts across both communities, he said that several appeals to the commission for quick intervention on the roads which have exposed members of the communities to excruciating pains fell on deaf ears.
“The communities are not resting on their oars to ensure that the commission is dragged back to site to complete the roads it abandoned for years now.
“The irony of the whole episode is that commission has not expressed any concern over several previous interventions the communities have made to ensure that the roads are completed and the suffering of our people ameliorated. Rather the commission had looked the other way and the suffering of our people continues unabated,” Adindu said.
Adindu also disclosed that situation has forced members of the communities to embark on a protest hoping to attract the attention of the commission to no avail.
He further noted that 30-day ultimatum issued by the communities to the commission has expired without any response from the commission.
According to him, the communities will not hesitate to deploy any legitimate means to ensure that this anomaly is addressed and suffering of the people abated.