Edo group tasks Oshiomhole on infrastructure, tourism
The letter, which was jointly signed by the forum’s chairman and the publicity secretary, Peter Aliu and Alex Akao, urged the governor to also pay more attention to road construction and repairs, as well as education, lamenting the dilapidated state of schools in the area.
They alleged that successive administrations in the state had paid lip-service to the development of the abundant mineral resources and tourism potential of the community, which they described as home to one of the most attractive tourist centres in the country during the colonial era.
“The perennial neglect of our community by successive administrations in the state is not only in the area of tourism but also in the area of healthcare, infrastructural development and even in political appointments.
“Our survey has revealed that the secondary schools in the area have a total of 11 teachers. We have also observed that due to the decay and collapse of most of the buildings, which now offer little or no provision for conducive learning, even members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have evidently continued to avoid being posted to serve in the community”, the group said.
The governor was also urged to revisit the Lampese-Ososo Road rehabilitated by the administration of Prof. Oserheimen Osunbor, which they said was originally conceived to include Igarra-Ososo and Okpella-Ososo link roads but appeared to have been abandoned.
“We therefore, wish to use this medium to appeal to Governor Oshiomhole to revisit the situation of these two major roads in view of their socio-economic importance for growth and development of the state. Moreso, that the Ososo-Igarra Road impacts on 10 communities in the local council namely: Igarra, Enwan, Akuku, Ojirami Dam, Ojirami Kpeteshi, Dagbala, Uneme-Osu, Ojah, Makeke and Ososo-Okpella”.