- Residents of a community in Abia state have raised the alarm over neglect by the government
- The residents lamented that development has eluded the community for some years
- Many people were said to have been died of cholera and water borne infections in the community
Residents of Umuchieze community in Umunneochi local government area of Abia state have called on the government to come to their rescue over neglect of the area.
In an article sent to Legit.ng, a Facebook user, Miracle Cherechi Ọhalezim, said the community has never enjoyed any development in the last few years, adding that people trek long distances just to fetch water from the streams.
He said all the roads in the area were not motorable while the children lack access to quality education, adding that the community always faces massive migration because of dearth of social amenities.
Ọhalezim, however, added that many people die every year of cholera, water borne infections and maternal mortality.
He said: "The name of the community is in Umuchieze, Umunneochi LGA of Abia state. It's like a dark community because it's underdeveloped. It is yet to be electrified. Many people trek long distances just to fetch water in tiny streams.
"The roads there are bad as well and there is no access to quality education for indigènes. So there is massive migration each year especially among youths. We are like a forgotten people. Please come to our rescue. Many die there every year from cholera, water borne infections and maternal mortality."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the residents of Gloryland community in Isheri-Olofin, Egbe-Idimu local council development area of Lagos state, raised the alarm over the threat of gas explosion to their lives.
It was reported that the residents called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to save their lives and properties.
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