Indigenes of Ogalaja, Ofada, Emakpe, Ofante and Ofabo communities in Ogbonicha ward, Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State have cried out for help after a heavy downpour washed away a major culvert linking them to some parts of the state.
They have called on the Kogi State Government for urgent intervention, while one source pointed accusing fingers in the direction of a construction firm for its activities which led to the washing away of the culvert.
But two spokespersons for the cut-off communities said the heavy rain eroded Une River Culvert on the Aloma-Ofabo-Ogalaja-Akpanya Road.
Messrs Omojo Godson and Attah Dan in a statement in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital urged the Kogi State Government to look into the plight of the people and rescue them from the danger posed by the erosion.
”This is another major setback to us, the entire culvert on the Une River has been eroded away leaving the communities disjointed.
“Our people could no longer go to their farm and market, how can we cope with the current subsidy saga? This is indeed another major setback to us. We call on the Kogi State Government to come to our rescue immediately.
“A portion of our road between Aloma and Ogalaja is being eroded. In short it has cut off completely, the ADP culvert has finally removed, so motorists like forest Timber movers and Okada are to take note as well as other road users.
“We are currently asking the government and well spirited persons to come to our aid in order to get the road repaired,“ they said.
Dan suggested that the presence of Tec engineering construction Company at Aloma, near the location of the damage to the road should be an added advantage to the rehabilitation of the culvert.