Group decries neglect of Ndokwaland

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Ndokwa local councils of Delta State.<br />

ANGERED by the unimaginable neglect from successive governments and oil companies operating in their area, a group, Awake Ndokwa, has warned political leaders in the area to put an end to the negligence meted to the people of the three Ndokwa local councils of Delta State.

Speaking with reporters at the end of a rally at Ashaka, the group’s president, Sunday Uzor, frowned at the magnitude of neglect the people were being subjected despite the huge deposits of oil and gas in their land.

Uzor lamented that it was cause for concern that there were no motorable roads in the area, while schools in the area are also not well staffed, adding that some of these schools had as low as two teachers while the communities still task themselves to hire teachers for some schools.

He observed that there was need to upgrade the various health centres in the area, noting that some of these health centres were not functional.

Uzor expressed disappointment over the non-challant attitude of the political leaders from the area towards the deplorable condition of facilities and needs of the people.

Speaking in the same vein, the secretary of the organisation, Chukwuemeka Esumei, noted that the oil companies had failed in their social responsibilities to their host communities.

He lashed out at political leaders in the area, whom he described as “cash and carry leaders” because they had failed to deliver their electioneering promises to the people.

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