UGHELLI — Residents of Eku, Abraka, and Obiaruku communities in Delta State, along with commuters, transporters, and business owners, are suffering due to the terrible condition of the Eku/Abraka Road and Abraka/Obiaruku roads in Ethiope-East and Ukwuani Local Government Areas.
Transporters are facing significant vehicle damages, visiting mechanics at least twice a week, while businesses in the region are negatively impacted. The lackadaisical attitude towards maintaining federal roads has raised concerns, as the road’s deteriorating state creates opportunities for criminal activities like kidnapping and armed robbery.
Mr. Victor Odeneseka, a member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), expressed their plight, pointing out that the road is no longer motorable, with trucks parked indiscriminately, making it easier for criminals to operate and escape.
Adline Ishabgen, a businesswoman from Eku community, called on the government to take action, emphasizing the adverse effects of the bad road on local businesses. The situation has led to transportation disruptions and hardships for the community.