We've Been Neglected By Government, Lebang/Lokpoi Community Cries Out

Jan 6, 2024 - 07:45
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We've Been Neglected By Government, Lebang/Lokpoi Community Cries Out

By Our Reporter 

Indigenes of Lebang/Lokpoi Community in Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State have accused governments at all levels of sheer neglect given the seeming lack of infrastructure and other social amenities, with testimonies of harrowing experiences and total collapse of economic activities highlighting the sorry state of the people there.

The deplorable condition of roads in Lebang-Lokpoi is very pitiable. Besides the bad roads, no electricity and other facilities such as health centers do not exist at all. 

Many lives have been lost because of the state of our roads. 

The people of Lebang-Lokpoi live in penury, they need an improved life and they are crying out for help from the governor Senator Prince Bassey Edet Otu. 

The bad condition of the roads in these communities has made the people not to be able to transport their businesses to the Mkpani community due to the deplorable condition.

The Chairman of Cyclist who narrated the situation, said that both the Cross River State Government and the Niger- Delta Development Commission, NDDC, have abandoned the people to their fate. Interestingly, Lebang/Lokpoi can supply timber and sand to Cross Riverians to build their houses. 

Daniel lamented the condition of the roads, saying the people are going through a lot of hardship. According to him, the road has completely collapsed, thus making life highly pathetic for the people.

"We used to pay 100 naira but because of the high rate of petrol and the state of the road, we are paying 500 naira for a 15-minute drive if the road is in good condition".

"This time no one should have a justification that we do not support the ruling party, because we voted massively for them, they should look into our plight and help us before the rainy season". 

"During the rainy season, no matter how skilled you think you are, you can not drive on the road, is as bad, as you can ever visualize". 

 He pleaded to the Prince Edet Otu-led new government in the state to come to the rescue of the Lebang-Lokpoi communities and also implored the Senator representing Central Sen. Eteng Jonah Williams, House of Rep member Rt. Hon. Alex, House of Assembly Rev. Mercy, and Commissioner Capt. Eno Utum to put in words for his people.