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By Yakubu Jimoh
Recently on my Facebook wall, I asked the public to point out the things they want their government to do in their community of residence. Through the help of the media, we can help our government to be aware of the basic failure of amenities in our community. Actually, it is not an easy thing for government to recognize the problems in the society, The electorate have the rights to remind her government to perform their duties, which was promised during electioneering campaigns.
A man from Edo state, Oshor Omijie wrote to me on the need for Governor Obaseki to attend to pressing issue going on his community, he wants me to use the power of media to bring it to the governor so that problem can be solved. The things the young man noted are very cogent, that is needed in a better society. He is from Umagbae ward, Uhunwonde Local Government of Edo state.
He told me: “In our community We have secondary school, but this school does not have good structure, poor furniture, poor Blackboards, substandard Libraries, Poor teaching environment. The teachers are lazy and the buildings are dilapidated. “
The name of the school is Umagbae Grammar School in Uhunwonde Local Government in Edo state.
Speaking further, he noted:
“We have a community that does not have a standard hospital, or a heath center. Hence, we stand the risk of losing patients especially during emergency cases, The doctors don’t stay within the residence, because it is not conducive. Any community without school, hospital, boreholes and electricity is dead and can be compared to a cesspool.
“A zoo in Europe has more things that are standard than than our own general hospital, which lacks good building. No medicine, few health workers, bad structures and dilapilidated buildings.”
Abandoned Water Project in the community
He also complained of lack of water in his community:
“We don’t have water in the community, When the NDDC (Niger Delta Development Commission) came to sink water tanks in our community few years back , we are happy, thinking this will help to end the water scarcity. The project was done up to 60% and it was abandoned till date.The Community people have been going through extra miles to seek for water, where by children go to commercial bore holes to fetch water in far locations.
“I want to use this medium to bring the attention of Governor Godwin Obaseki, I trust that our governor is a good man and will surely heed to the call of Umagbae Community in bringing positive state of good life for us. We have been facing these problem for many years, I want Governor Obaseki to look into this matter.
Yakubu Jimoh is a writer, advocate for Human welfare, Anti-BBN Activist and Writer. He can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org