Water Scarcity Hits Jonathan’s Community

Water Scarcity Hits Jonathan’s Community

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Mr Elijah Ateki , the Chairman, Community
Development Committee ( CDC ) , Otuoke , Ogbia
Local Government Area, Bayelsa , has bemoaned
the scarcity of potable water in the area .

Ateki told the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Otuoke on Sunday that lack of drinking water
was the major problem in the community.

According to him, the situation is due to the
pollution of rivers in the area by oil spilage .

He said the community had suffered inadequate
potable water over the years, and urged the
State and Federal Governments to provide the people with potable water .

“Otuoke community depends on rivers and now that all the rivers are polluted by oil , it is difficult for us to get potable water here. ” Ateki said .

Emmanuel Agede , a member of the National
Youth Service Corps ( NYSC ) serving in the area expressed dissatisfaction with the situation and
called for government ’ s intervention.

“You will not believe it that here in Otuoke , we
use water from an unused suck- away pit dug
near our lodge, for washing clothes and bathing .

“For cooking and drinking , we buy sachet water ;
life is very difficult here; we spend the bulk of
our monthly allowances on water for survival .”

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