Members of the Ogoni Youth Federation in Rivers State have revealed plans to stage an enormous protest on the Ogoni axis of the East-West Road as a result of deplorable situation of the highway.
An announcement signed by Legborsi Yamaabana, the group’s President famous that the protest will maintain on Tuesday and that youths will throng the streets to register their displeasure over the federal government’s neglect of the highway.
According to him, the youths of the neighborhood had given a 14-day ultimatum to the federal government after a warning protest they held at Aleto bridge just lately, calling for the reconstruction of the highway alongside the flyovers at Akpajo, Aleto, Alesa and Onne junctions.
He argued that there are big financial values anticipated to be benefited from the highway, which he described as one of many the reason why it shouldn’t be deserted by the federal government.
He harassed that commuters and others utilizing the highway are subjected to untold hardships.
An announcement despatched to SaharaReporters learn, “Upon the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government throughout Ogoni Youths’ warning protest at Aleto Bridge by the Ogoni Youth Federation to inter alia start the reconstruction of the deplorable Ogoni part of the East-West Road, along with 4 (4) flyovers at Akpajo, Aleto, Alesa and Onne junctions respectively.
“After due session with varied teams and demanding stakeholders, the Ogoni Youth Federation (OYF) along side different pan-Ogoni teams hereby invitations the media, buddies of Ogoni and Ogoni individuals from all kingdoms, cities and native authorities areas to the ‘mom of all protests’ over the dilapidated state of the East-West Road.”
The statement said the protest will start by 5am on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, and will take off at Akpajo Junction, East-West Road in the Eleme Local Government Area of the state.
“The Ogoni axis of the East-West Road is the one hyperlink to the Port Harcourt Refining Company, Indorama Petrochemicals, Nigerian Port Authority Onne, Oil and Gas Free Zone Onne and about 300 multinational firms.
“Despite the aforesaid and the large financial worth of the highway, the Federal Government has refused to repair it, thereby infusing hardship on our individuals and commuters. We have suffered for too lengthy. Enough is sufficient! Come and be a part of the transfer to alleviate the struggling of the individuals. History is our facet; God is on our facet,” it added.