Felele Residents in Lokoja Laments Poor Living Condition
Residents living at Felele area of Lokoja has cried out to the State Government to come to their aid.
They made the call when a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria visited Felele to interview them on the deteriorating state of the area on Tuesday.
NAN,discovered that the living condition of the people was very poor as the area was too dirty and unsafe for habitation.
NAN,interviewed Mr Amos Adesegun,a student of Kogi Polytechnic who stated that the State Government should come to their aid in terms of public toilets and roads.
He noted that most houses has no toilet and people resort to going uphills to defecate and during the rains the same water flows on their roads.
“This place is too dirty and I wonder why Government has not done anything to assist the us,”He said.
He disclosed that water flows basically every where due to lack of good roads and drainages.
Mrs Ojonugwa Inah,a trader explains how expensive landed properties were in the area,saying that it was the state polytechnic that has made things so.
She stated that the area was now too congested and dirty,she urged the State Government to please look into the plight of the people in the area.
Dr Olu Aderibigbe,a medical doctor urged the state Governor to please build roads and their drainages so as to make the area more habitable.
He disclosed that the Lokoja-Abuja highway was a deadly one,saying that a whole lots of Students had died because of overspeeding by vehicles.
He called on the state government to make available an over head bridge for easy access of students crossing the roads.
Mr Abubakar Sadu,a landlord told NAN that it was water running down from the hills that has made most of the area not motorable.
He called on the State government to visit the area and have a look at its condition.
Mrs Kulu Adanwa,said she had been living there long before she got married and that they were used to the environment.
She said that Government had not been doing anything for them,but would appreciate it if they could come to their aid and help them build roads and channel water to the drainage.
She said that she believes that someday their voices would be heard and solution brought to them.