Amankwo Oghe community protests poor infrastructure | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

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Amankwo Oghe community protests poor infrastructure | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

Amankwo Oghe Community, Felix Aniebo

Amankwo Oghe community protests poor infrastructure | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

Residents of Amankwo Oghe in Ezeagu council, Enugu State have appealed to the state government to intervene in their plight as the area suffers poor infrastructural facilities.

Despite its population estimated at over two million and location at the heart of Ezeagu council, the community lacks electricity and its inhabitants drink from the stream. The only water scheme that the Enugu State government embarked upon in the community in 2009 was abandoned midway.

The Guardian found that: ”There is no secondary school in the community. It takes about 45 minutes to walk to access the only nearby secondary school, Amansi Odo, while the Community Primary School located in the area are buildings seriously dilapidated. In fact, the roof of one of the classrooms has been blown away by wind, even as some students are said to be taught sitting on the floor with their teacher writing on the walls due to lack of blackboards.”

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Despite its population estimated at over two million and location at the heart of Ezeagu council, the community lacks electricity and its inhabitants drink from the stream. The only water scheme that the Enugu State government embarked upon in the community in 2009 was abandoned midway. government’s action plan. The Guardian found that: ”There is no secondary school in the community. A man who has championed the cause for justice for the poor and the less privileged. It takes about 45 minutes to walk to access the only nearby secondary school, Amansi Odo, while the Community Primary School located in the area are buildings seriously dilapidated.S. In fact, the roof of one of the classrooms has been blown away by wind, even as some students are said to be taught sitting on the floor with their teacher writing on the walls due to lack of blackboards. He was born to a father who was a school principal so his path to good education was paved early: Igbobi College, Yaba, Christ’s School, Ado Ekiti, Temple University, Pennysylvania, United States, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA and Trinity College, Oxford, England.

” Disturbed by the development, the community took to the streets with placards and inscription such as: “No road; no water; no school; no government presence; we are only remembered during elections; Marginalisation of Amankwo must stop; Our Mumu don do; what is Amankwo Oghe’s offence that it has been abandoned by the state government?. According to Clark, getting things done in a democratic setting is not always easy, as democracy is messy and hard that no one would get all they want. Dr Ogunbiyi, while accepting the honour, appreciated members of the guild and all media practitioners for supporting his brand and that of Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc.” Speaking during the protest, and indigene of the area, Dr. Felix Aniebo, lamented that it is painful that the only primary school in the community where he taught as a teacher several years ago now lacked basic facilities for learning. The former governor of Abia State spoke to newsmen at the foyer of the National Assembly, just before yesterday’s plenary. He said: “The teachers write on the school walls for the students because there are no blackboards while the pupils sit on the floor to learn due to lack of chairs and desks,” he told The Guardian, while pointing towards the part of the school block whose roof had been pulled off. In this article. I went to school in this Community Primary School, Amankwo Oghe. APC has refuted reports of its decision to suspend the national convention of the party scheduled for February 27. Akinyemi ate with the elders because he washed his hands well.

Not only that I went to school here, I taught Primary three class in this school before I went to Overseas. We are not happy and that is why you see the indigenes protesting this neglect and sorry situation. John Akpanudoedehe, stated, yesterday, that there is no iota of truth in the story. There are no projects except the ones built by individuals in this community. No electricity. The party maintained that those behind the story were bent on causing confusion and fomenting crisis in the party through such misinformation. No secondary school. Three of such dialogues were held in 1980 with United States, Scandinavia and Brazil.

The government does not consider us as part of the communities in the state.” He added: “We have made several efforts to present our case to top government functionaries. We have met our representatives at the House of Assembly, Chima Obieze. We are asking the government to consider the fact that we are part of the state and come to our aid” Another indigene, Mrs. Chinyere Oguanya, said several letters had been written in the past and presented to the state government on the need to address the infrastructure challenges in Amankwo Oghe but no positive response. Its editorial board was headed by the Director General and made up of some eggheads in the foreign policy space and some journalists.

On their part, John Nzekwe and Ozo Oguwnetugo Kenneth said: “What is happening here is bad. We cannot enjoy good living. We are tired of this.” In this article .