Lafia residents lament abandoned road project


Igbawase Ukumba

Residents of Angwan Shai’u area in Lafia, Nasarawa state yesterday expressed concern over the state government’s inability to start their road project after demolishing 65 of their homes there five years ago.

According to the findings, the demolition of the houses on the waterways was carried out by the former governor and senator representing Nasarawa South in the National Assembly, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura.

Recounting the agony the residents of the area have been going through since their homes were demolished on March 20, 2017, the area’s ward chief, Mr. Shia’u, said flooding was the major problem they were facing. , adding that he has killed around six children so far.

Shia’u said the 65 houses were demolished about five years ago, adding that whenever it rains, residents usually watch as their property is washed away.

He said, “Whenever the cloud gathers, we used to be afraid of what is to come. We have lost six children to flooding in the area.

The people of Angwan Shai’u therefore appealed to Governor Abdullahi Sule to come to their aid by constructing the road and repairing the bridge to prevent future occurrences.

Another local resident, newspaper vendor, Mr. Suleiman Iliyasu, appealed to the state government to help alleviate their plight, noting that due to the demolition of houses in the area, many of their Property was destroyed by the flood.

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