- Resident in Port-Harcourt are pleading with the government to help repair their roads
- The NTA-Apara link road serves as on of the major link roads in the Garden City for years
- The road has been left in a deplorable state for more than 10 years without repair
- Former governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi failed on his promise to repair the road
Residents along the NTA-Apara link road in Port-Harcourt are crying out to the government to help repair their inaccessible roads.
A recent visit by NAIJ.com showed the road in conditions which were difficult to access by cars.
Student who passed through the road have to go through sides of the lanes, and sometimes put the legs in the water before they can get to school.
A resident along the road, noted that the road has not be attended to since Rotimi Amaechi was governor of Rivers state.
Amaechi failed to repair the road
He said: "This road has been like this since Amaechi was governor and the state of the road has generally been unfavorable for close to ten years."
"This has been since Dakuku Peterside was the minister of works and in the state.
"The road was supposed to be repaired by Amaechi when they came to give us blue prints of a supposed to be finished road but they abandoned it.
"It was supposed to have street lights and drainage but nothing has been done"
Another landlord, elder Stanley also gave a hint of how residents in the state have tried to salvage parts of the road for safe passge.
He said: "We the landlords here have contributed twenty thousand naira each to repair the roads recently but that is as much as we can do.
"We know Wike (present Rivers state governor) has a lot on his hands but we are still pleading with the government because sometimes when it rains heavily, water comes into your house and you cannot leave."
"We have built blocks close to our houses to block water from coming in but when you do that, you cannot leave"
Students find it difficult to pass through or go to school
Students who spoke to NAIJ.com said they attended Community Secondary School (CSS) but were sometimes worn out when they arrived for studies.