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GBARAMATU RAINSTORM: How Delta state government abandoned the people of Kunukunuma community 

GBARAMATU RAINSTORM: How Delta state government abandoned the people of Kunukunuma community 

It is no longer news that rainstorm on Monday, May 22, 2023 at about 4am, destroyed over fifteen buildings and rendered over seventy people homeless, in Kunukunuma community, Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta state. What is however most painful is the ongoing cold shoulder and neglect by the state, local government, and of course the state and federal lawmakers representing the community.

GBARAMATU RAINSTORM: How Delta state government abandoned the people of Kunukunuma community 
One of the church buildings destroyed by rainstorm in Kunukunuma community

GbaramatuVoice reports that 10 days after the terrible incident, no visit, no relief materials or words of consolation has been heard from the Delta state government, Warri South West Local Government council or from the representatives of the community at both state and federal levels.

Also pointing to the fact that there are different types of leaders who neither read nor willing to serve the people but propelled to notoriety by event and circumstances but mistakenly categorized as leaders is the awareness that despite the SoS sent to these so called via media announcements, nothing has been heard.

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GbaramatuVoice’s visit to the community reveals that the majority of the victims now live in the open while the rest now take refuge in churches.

The chairman of the community, Capt. Friday Denkeden told GbaramatuVoice that the community has made every effort to get the attention of different government officials from the local government council to the state hierarchy, all to no avail.

He insisted that the incident occurred while Governor Ifeanyi Okowa was still in power but never bothered to visit. Likewise, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Francis Orohwedor Oborevwori, who took over from him has not also deemed it necessary to visit or at the very least send a government official to visit and possibly make available relief materials available to the displaced.

GbaramatuVoice had earlier reported that Delta state Government officials are in the habit of abandoning the people at the moments of their need. During electioneering, they visit communities freely but after that season. They suddenly become very busy to visit the people, particularly in their time of need.

The truth is that the people are in dare need of assistance and it is on this note that GbaramatuVoice calls on the state government, the local government council, the member representing Warri South West Constituency in the state House of Assembly, and his counterparts at the Federal House of Representatives, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and other good spirited Nigerians to come to their rescue.

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