Water Scarcity In Otuoke, Commuters Lament

Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s hometown, Otuoke community in Bayelsa State, is lamenting on the issue of scarcity of potable water.

Chairman of the Community Development Committee (CDC), Otuoke in Ogbia Local Government Area, Mr. Elijah Ateki, at the weekend bemoaned the scarcity of water in the area.

Ateki told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Otuoke that lack of drinking water is the major problem in the community. According to him, the situation is due to the pollution of rivers in the area by oil spillage.

He said the community had suffered inadequate potable water over the years, and urged the State and Federal Governments to provide the people with potable water.

“Otuoke community depends on rivers and now that all the rivers are polluted by oil, it is difficult for us to get potable water here,” Ateki said.

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