Indigenes of Ogalaja, Ofada, Emakpe, Ofante and Ofabo in Ogbonicha ward, Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State have called on the attention of the Kogi State Ministry of Rural Development and the Kogi State Road Maintenance Agency (KOGROMA) for urgent attention.
In a joint statement released on Monday in Lokoja by Mr Omojo Godson and Mr Attah Dan on behalf of the affected communities, the people urged the state government to look into their and rescue them from the danger posed by the erosion.
In their words, “this is another major setback to us as the entire Une River Culvert on Aloma- Ofabo-Ogalaja Akpanya Road has been eroded away leaving the communities disjointed.”
“Our people could no longer go to their farms and market, how can we cope with the current subsidy saga? We call on the Kogi State Government to come to our rescue ummediately” they said.
Godson said “a portion of our road between Aloma and Ogalaja has been washed away. In short it has cut off completely, the ADP culvert has finally removed, motorists and other road users as well as well spirited persons to come to our aid in order to make the road passable.”
Dan also revealed that the presence of Tec – engineering construction company at Aloma near the Location of the damaged road should be an added advantage to the rehabilitation of the culvert.