There’s water scarcity in Otuoke, Ogbia LGA of Bayelsa state, the town where former President, Goodluck Jonathan, hails from.
Vanguard reports that Elijah Ateki, the Chairman, Community Development Committee, in the town, has complained bitterly of the lack of a decent water source in the area.
According to Ateki, water is the major problem in the community.
He blamed the town’s dilemma on the pollution of rivers in the area by oil spilage.
“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.”
A member of the National Youth Service Corps, serving in the area, Emmanuel Agede also confirmed the water scarcity.
“You will not believe it that here in Otuoke, we use water from an unused suck-away pit dug near our lodge, for washing clothes and bathing.
“For cooking and drinking, we buy sachet water; life is very difficult here; we spend the bulk of our monthly allowances on water for survival.”