The good people of Agorogbene, a farming and fishing hamlet in Bayelsa State’s Sagbama Local Government Area, have petitioned Governor Duoye Diri over the area’s ongoing neglect.
The community lamented the neglect of the area by successive Bayelsa administrations in the petition, which was copied by senator representing Bayelsa West and former governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson; member representing Sagbama Ekeremor federal constituency, Fred Agbedi; member representing Sagbama 2 at the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Benard Kenebai; and Chairman of Sagbama LGA, Prosper Alake.
They said: “We wish to call the attention of Governor Diri to the continuous neglect of Agorogbene people in the scheme of things in Bayelsa State.
“Agorogbene people have no access road, no pipe borne water, no electricity and other amenities for the survival of any human being.
“The only road in the area was started by late Diepreye Alamieyeseigha passing through Amasoma, location of Niger Delta University ending at Ogobiri, with some few kilometers to Agorogbene when it was abandoned.
“This neglect and abandonment have caused the people to be intimidated by other communities as no one recognises us for good.
“We need you, the kind and God-fearing governor, Diri, to come to our aid and redress this neglect before we all perish.”