Governor Obaseki flanked by some dinigniteries


While the Edo State Government is restricting unvaccinated people from accessing public places over failure to get Inoculated, Some residents of the riverine villages in Ovia South West say, they have been left out in the vaccine distribution exercise.

They speak about the unwillingness of health workers deployed to resume duties in most government facilities in their Communities over poor access roads.

Chief Philip Polo, and Hon Lee Benson who are both community Leaders in Inikorogha Community Ovia South West, Edo State, Spoke in one voice.

A development, they revealed, have become disturbing by the non inclusiveness in the distribution exercise of the COVID-19 vaccines, while appealing to governments at all levels for urgent interventions.

According to them, “We lost a sister Four days ago, who was Seven months Pregnant after she bled for several hours. We made attempts to rush her to Benin because no health officers here in our abandoned clinics to attend to her. She was unlucky to survive because the distance from Inikorogha Community and the deplorable State of our roads played a key role in her death. No health officers want to come when they are deployed here. That is where the government has failed us”.

They say they have resorted to self-help, while also calling for government attention in Infrastructure development, to make the community easily accessible.

Janett Ebupate and Pauline Idink, a Headmistress in Olodiama Primary School, said with the huge population of the School and few teachers available, it stands as a burden to get their students properly Educated.

“The other day I was invited by Edo Best for interview in Benin I almost missed it. I have to swim inside the river which now over flown and cover the only accessible road to olodiama clan. We are begging the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki to help us and help us. As the head of teachers here in olodiama primary school, we lack teachers because no motorable roads to the school” She said.

On the issue of crisis bedeviling the locality, the head mistress, said Inikorogha Community is peaceful against the backdrop of rumors purportedly spread by who she claimed are enemies if the community.

She admonished the authority not to listen to rumors as it is only falsehood carried by unreasonable people.

Leaders of Inikorogha, however, noted that, it is important to ensure that, the drive to get most residents of the state vaccinated and Covid-19 free, is marched with a distribution exercise that will not only create awareness in rural communities, but also make vaccines’ doses available.

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