RESIDENTS of Miniorlu in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State have appealed to Governor Nyesom Wike to repair the road linking their community.

The road, which had been in bad shape for the past three years, was graded late last year by Winners’ Chapel Church in Mgbuoba.

Most shops and businesses located along the dilapidated road have continued to record poor patronage, and some owners have either relocated or locked up their shops. It was gathered that only few vehicles plied the road.

A driver, Mr. Joseph Tamuno, said, “The road was very bad last year until the Winners Chapel Church came and graded it towards the end of 2015. We were enjoying it until the rainy season came.

“You can see how the rains have taken the road back to its bad condition. As it is, only few motorists ply this road and this is because it leads to their residence.”

A butcher by the road, who identified himself as Alhaji Omiosetankoko, observed that roads in neighbouring communities had been rehabilitated by Wike.

He said, “We love the governor and that is why we voted for him. So, he should hear our call and ensure that this road is done once and for all. We have been managing the road for the past three years now.

“Though some people believed to be government officials or road constructors have been here on several occasions to measure the road, but when they come, we don’t see them or the graders to come and start work.”

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