29 February 2011
Residents of the gas city bemoan lack of roads, drainages despite huge contributions to the nation
IN Omoku, the headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Council of Rivers State, the feeling is rife that the area does not deserve the neglect it has suffered from the state and the Federal Government.
The residents believe they deserve better, if for nothing else, but because the OB/OB and Obite Gas plants that contribute more than 46.6 per cent of the entire feedstock of gas to the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) project in Bonny is located in the area.
But rather than pay attention to their needs, the state and Federal authorities have allowed a situation in which their roads are are washed out, some dotted with pot holes and now a nightmare to motorists.