All you busy Port Harcourt people, have you ever been to Rumuokoro junction, Diobu, Mile 1,2 and 3  and its suburbs, what’s your take on them? All those cranked up areas polluted with dirt and noise. If you felt nothing short of repulsion then you are part of problem we face as a nation. I know this sounds really harsh but lets call a spade what it is, A SPADE.

We are too laid back, relaxed, always complaining  on how the government did this or did not do that. We’ve  failed to understand how our lack of cooperation to the Government has equally slowed down development. Take for instance, Edo-State in 2013, the governor was labeled inconsiderate, arrogant and wicked because he scattered and confiscated  the wares and goods of market women who had their shops almost at the middle of a road  just renovated two weeks prior to that (6)

images (4)Back to the discussion at hand, the aforementioned places in Port Harcourt are typical examples of this scenario described the only difference is that, in Rivers  state, the government is yet to take such drastic action. But do we have to wait until they do so? I have no inkling of your thoughts and feelings towards this issue, but I’ll suggest that we help the government to be proactive. I remember also such was the case with residents of Aluu community, the government at 2014 renovated a road from Aluu community that leads to Omagwa precisely airport road. I would like to focus on the stretch to Uniport on that road because it wasn’t up to 3 months after the construction of the road the drainage was clogged with dirt, and then if you happen to be seeing the road for the first time you wouldn’t spare time to criticize the government.

Imagine how beautiful PortHarcourt would look if it’s resident are a little more organized and disciplined. Markets would be clean, the roads would  be wider and there would be less traffic. Or don’t you think so?





Written By:  Perpetua IBEZIM



He is a young Nigerian who is passionate about positive social change, youth leadership development, and the growth of SMEs in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Maple is the Principal Consultant of Mapemond Resources, a Brand Development and Idea Management Firm. He is the Founder of Fayples Nigeria, an online clothing store. He is also the initiator of the Southern Brands Project, an initiative aimed at inspiring creative enterprise among young Nigerians in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

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