Oil pollution: Ogbe-Ijoh Community cries out for help

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By Loveth Ojogun

The people of Salvation City Community, a sub-Community of Ogbe-Ijoh in Warri South West local government Area of Delta State, have cried out for help against pollution in their community.

The people whom fishing is their major source of income said that they are suffering environmental degradation from crude oil spills which have devastated their rivers causing a big setback for their fishing occupation.

Our reporter who was on a fact finding mission in the community recently was told by the youth secretary of the community, Comrade Luke Mamanu that they were in dire situation from the pollution and the authorities seemed unconcern to stop oil leakages here and there around the community.

Mamanu said that wave action from vessels operating on the seas in the community was one of the contributing factors to their problems, even as he added that the community had no drinkable water and toilets.

According to our source, the community however needed health centres, Secondary Schools and people-oriented projects from the government in order to improve.