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Buhari we need potable water, access road, gas turbine for electricity - Ijaw community cries out, laments 47 yrs of neglect

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We need potable water, access roads gas turbine electricity, at least 100 housing units, an Ijaw community has cried to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The cry was made by the people of Peretorugbene community in Ekeremor council area of Bayelsa state, over the weekend while protesting over 47 years of neglect by the Nigerian government. 
The placards displayed by the community resident bore inscriptions such as “Give us Skills Acquisition Centres in Peretorugbene”, “We need portable drinking water and gas turbine for electricity”, “Buhari give us 100 housing units” and “Give us an access road from Peretorugbene to Ojobo” amid others.
The protesting residents said the anglo-dutch oil conglomerate Shell had operated for over 47 years and and inflicted a lot of damage to the region's ecosystem leaving them with virtually nothing to survive on. 

While speaking to journalists during the protest, a leader of the community, Comrade Bossman Amoda,said the community appreciate in no small measure the current palliatives undertaken by Buhari by  the approval of the pipeline surveillance job for the youths and men of the community but emphasized on the need to do more for the development for the community.
According to him, “in the history of Peretorugbene community, this is the first time such a unique and satisfactory job is coming to our people from the federal government. It is a welcome development because it will curtail youth restiveness in our community, but it shouldn’t be seen as a replacement for physical development.

“Peretorugbene community has been a host community to Shell Petroleum Development Company for over 47 years with the biggest oil manifold in West Africa, which is the Brass Creek Manifold. But you will be surprised to hear that there’s no government presence in our community, despite our large contribution towards the national economy.


“Up till this present moment, our only source of drinking and cooking water is the river, which has resulted to different kinds of illnesses in our community. We are calling on the federal government for an urgent attention. We need all the aid we can get now,” Amoda said
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