• Thu. Sep 29th, 2022

    NTEJE: How Abandoned Road Projects Destroyed Pete Edochie’s Community In Anambra 

    Nteje the country home of one of the most respected and reputable Nollywood actors Chief Pete Edochie  is currently on the fringe of extinction if the incumbent state government fails to respond proactively to the infrastructural needs of the community as abandoned road projects have metamorphosed into gigantic gullies submerging houses and farmlands in the area. 

    Disclosing this to our correspondent at the ASATU national secretariat government house Awka, the President-General Nteje Development Union Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra state, Chief Chidiebere Obika said the people of Nteje are appealing to the government of Professor Charles Soludo to extend his solution agenda to Nteje because the community is really in danger of becoming extinct. 

    Obika who narrated the excruciating experiences of the people, stated that the abandoned road projects have become deadly erosion sites such that some people can no longer access their houses and farmlands for fear of being trapped in the menacing gullies. 

    He said, ” We need roads in my community. There are some places in my community that are not accessible because of bad roads like Achala-Agu Nteje across Oyi river. They need roads. The government of Willie Obiano awarded the road to Pachuks construction company and they started the project but along the line we don’t know what happened; they abandoned the project and messed up the road completely. 

    We are calling on government to come and complete that road because it is very important to us. Another one is the Nteje-Nsugbe road project which they started in 2020 was abandoned too. We are calling on government to mobilise these contractors handling projects in our communities so that they can come back to site and complete these projects. 

    Some of the abandoned road projects have developed into huge gully erosion sites. If government can come to our aid and mobilise these contractors, we are sure that they will come back to site and complete these projects. 

    One of the abandoned road projects like that of Nteje-Nsugbe road has started developing gully erosion and there are people living along that road. As a matter of fact, the owner of Jerico Hotel Lagos who is an indigene of Nteje has his village along that road.

    Even the biggest philanthropist in Nigeria today Chief Philip Ozuo has his village along the Nteje-Nsugbe road. So we are calling on government to help us mobilise these contractors because we have inquired from the contractors and they said government has not paid them.” 

    Hyacinth Chinweuba

    HYACINTH Chinweuba is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of Hybrid News Nigeria.

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