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In Edo State, 200 Ijaw communities lament negligence


Two hundred Ijaw communities in three Local Government Areas of Edo State, have decried abandonment by successive governments of the state.

Secretary Ijaw Youth Council, Western Zone, Omaghomi Olu-Derimon, alleged the abandonment in a statement made available to our correspondent in Benin on Tuesday.

He lamented that Ijaw communities in Ikpoba-Okha, Ovia North East and Ovia South West Local Government Areas of the state had been allowed to fend for themselves, stressing that the communities lack basic amenities that would enhance development.

He said despite marginalisation, Ijaw communities had contributed in no small measure to the political and economic development of the state.

He appealed to Governor Godwin Obaseki to, as a matter of urgency, correct the anomaly in order to give the people a sense of belonging.


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