Ifite-Awka, one of the streets of Awka, the Anambra state capital, occupied mostly by students of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, has been abandoned by the state government, residents and our correspondent say.
“The area is now filled with refuse and flood,” our correspondent says.
He said before the university was brought to the area, the community, surrounded by thick bushes, lacked basic infrastructure.
The community and its residents he says, had some reasons to cheer when the university arrived.
However, despite the presence of a federal university in the area, successive governments of the state are said to have abandoned the community.
“It was only recently that the Ifite road was patched and the road is already going back to its former bad state due to poor maintenance,” our correspondent reports.
He added, “The residents of the area are appealing to the Anambra state government to do something urgently to stop the flooding and dirty nature of the area. The residents mostly students, lamented that it is unfriendly to study in a flooded and dirty environment.”
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