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Highway to filth

Posted by By Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa on 2007/11/27 | Views: 533 |

Highway to filth


For those going to Niger Delta University , (NDU), Amassoma, Bayelsa State, the road leading to the institution should be paved with landmarks pointing to an Ivory Tower ahead.

• Refuse disfigures university road

For those going to Niger Delta University , (NDU), Amassoma, Bayelsa State, the road leading to the institution should be paved with landmarks pointing to an Ivory Tower ahead.

But not so with NDU as overflowing of refuse from the refuse dump of the Bayelsa State Environmental Sanitation Authority has made the Tombia road that connects the institution unbearable for visitors, officials and students.

Ebiwoei Clarkon told Daily Sun that the site was a wrong choice as it has continued to create a bad image for the university.
According to him, no visitor coming to the university and pass along that road would treat what is being taught in the school with seriousness.

Tari Kilelati a 300- level student of microbiology says she suffers nausea anytime she passes the road with a motorbike.
"Passing that road every morning is a terrible thing for me to do. Few metres to the dump site I block my nostrils and mouth with clothes but yet after passing the place I would still throw up because the stench is just too horrible"

Kilelati’s situation is better off than Kalango Ogiriki whose family stays in one of the settlement around the road.
According to him it is wrong to site a refuse dump where people pass or resides because it is capable of causing an epidemic.
"We are suffering here because of the stench of this refuse. This is a small settlement without electricity. To go out and get fresh air is not possible because the breeze that blows is horrible. Government should do something to move the refuse dump from here. It should be sited where nobody lives or where people do not pass," he said

Micah Ebbeli advocated that the Bayelsa State government should start thinking of converting the waste to generate revenue.
He pointed out that in the Lagos waste management has become lucrative, stressing that the image of the university should be saved by moving the dump site from Tombia road.

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Olusola Okhiria Nee Sodunke(Newport, Newport, UK)says...

This is a great piece of history, which is dear to our hearts as people and very much appreciated.

Many thanks to the people who worked hard in the past and those who are still making efforts to keep the institution.

The labour is obviouly worth it. We are proud of you all.

A lot still to be done, with the motivation of the champions of this course, others will follow as well to maintain the institution

May God continue to keep the edifice for development of future generations to the glory of God and the benefits of our fatherland.

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Joel Efiong(Calabar, Nigeria)says...

This is a great piece. The examination bodies should hire you as ICT consultant.

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Sunday Mbe(Kaduna, Kaduna, Nigeria)says...

ULIMASI means' GOD,THANK YOU' not THANK GOD.

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Sunday Mbe(Kaduna, Kaduna, Nigeria)says...

The name ULIMASI is from the UTUGWANG tribe in OBUDU local government area of CROSS RIVER STATE in Nigeria.

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Okfold(Sobe, Edo, Nigeria)says...

I want the meaning of female owan name Ekeke (Edo state)