The Community Development Committee chairman, Otuoke community of Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state,pastor Emmanuel Egede has decried the spate of abandoned projects by the Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC) in his Community.
The CDC chairman who spoke with National Wire in the community said the number of such abandoned projects in the community has reached an alarming rate.
He berated the commission for not completing the internal roads and bridge which links part of the community called Ewokiri to the main land of the area.
Egede stated that the said contracts by the commission were amongst others which have been abandoned more than 12 years ago.
He described the situation as worrisome,saying that the community has become so cosmopolitan that the abandoned projects is now taking a toll on the community.
The CDC boss who also emphasized on the provision of portable drinking water for the community called on the Bayelsa state government to take over the Federal government executed and completed urban water scheme and make it functional, saying that would serve not just the interest of the community,but many other communities of the state.
“Otuoke is the host community of the only Federal government owned University in Bayelsa state”, Egede said.
“But we don’t have water, even the water project the NDDC was doing at the secondary school premises has been long abandoned”, he added.
“We’ve a Federal government initiated and even completed water scheme.That project covers many communities of the state and so if the Bayelsa state government can make it functional it would provide water for the students and other people living here and around”, the chairman averred.
Egede who also spoke on the dilapidated otuoke-Onuebum-Yenagoa link road described the situation as appalling.
He called on the state and Federal government to reconstruct the road so as to save the lives of Nigerians plying it.