September 21, 2018

Farms, road to Jonathan’s homeland submerged (Vanguard)

Farms, road to Jonathan’s homeland submerged (Vanguard)

Overflow from a contiguous river has submerged a section of the road from Onuebum-Otuoke, the hometown of the former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The rampaging surge has also overrun some farm settlements in the area and given the continuous upwelling with predictions of high water volume this year, by experts, several communities including Onuebum, Otuokpoti and Otuoke are under threat of plunging. The NDV reporter, who visited the area, found that the Elebele-Imiringi-Emeyal flank to the oil and gas-rich Ogbia council is also riddled with deep craters, constraining motorists to desert the motorway. The roads in Ogbia were generally in a horrible stated. It was gathered that the flooding was caused by escalating water from the river and adjoining forest and it has been a perennial problem along the low lying section of the highway, where water runs across the road from the forest with a very strong current, washing away portions of the road in the process. Read more

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