OTUOKE LACKS PIPE BORNE WATER IN SPITE OF GEJ’S 16 YEARS IN GOVERNMENT

JONA

Despite holding various major leadership positions for 16 years where he had opportunities to better the life of his people, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan could not provide potable water for residents of his home community in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The water scarcity in Otuoke is similar to that of many parts of Nigeria where over half of the 160 million population lack access to pipe-borne water.

Apart from ruling Nigeria for five years as president (2010-2015), Mr. Jonathan was also vice president for three years (2007-2010). He had also governed Bayelsa State for 8 years, first as deputy governor ( 1999-2005), then as governor (2005-2007). During his 2015 presidential campaign, Mr. Jonathan acknowledged failing to execute people-oriented projects in Bayelsa and the whole of the Niger Delta, pledging to do so if re-elected. He, however, lost his re-election bid to President Muhammadu Buhari, who has pledged to probe to various allegations of corruption by his predecessor’s administration.

Read more on this story at: http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/188840-despite-jonathans-16-years-in-power-ex-presidents-otuoke-community-begs-for-potable-water.html

Jummy Ariyo

August 2015

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