5 Meters High Refuse Shuts Down Street In Ikom

In Breaking News, Health, National News, Reports

By Ushang Ewa

The Old Market road in Ikom local government area has been shut down due to a huge pile of refuse that has taken over.

The road, less than a kilometer in length connects Oche-Dore street known for harboring prostitutes to the busy Calabar road and lies just a kilometer south of the popular Four Corners in Ikom.

A resident told CrossRiverWatch that the refuse dump began as a litter less than 6 months ago and has turned into the major dump site in Ikom main town.

A supermarket, Surplus Value is located just beside the Oche-Dore end of the link road and customers as well as staff have complained bitterly about the stench and sore sight of the garbage.

The end of the Old Market road by Oche-Dore street in Ikom, southern Nigeria where refuse now occupies the entire length of the street (Credit: CrossRiverWatch/TKA)

This comes as some residents have accused the Ikom Urban Development Authority of failing to live up to its responsibilities with the dump site said to be about 5 meters at its highest point.

A trader, Mary Eyam (not actual name) told CrossRiverWatch on phone that: “I have moved my business from that place in December because I won’t die from the incompetence of a state government agency.”

A girl walks past the Old Market road by Oche-Dore street in Ikom, southern Nigeria where refuse now occupies the entire length of the street (Credit: CrossRiverWatch/TKA)
The Old Market road whiich links Oche-Dore street and Calabar road in Ikom, southern Nigeria where refuse now occupies the entire length of the street (Credit: CrossRiverWatch/TKA)

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism


CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.

CLICK HERE

New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here


Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

#Calabar: ACROJ Condemns Arson, Pledges Media Support In Restoring Calm

By Patrick Obia Association of Cross River Online Journalists (ACROJ) has condemned in totality Friday and Saturday’s mass looting

Read More...

#EndSARS: CPJ Calls For Investigation Into Attacks On Journalists And Media Houses During Protests

By Jonathan Ugbal Nigerian authorities should conduct a swift and transparent investigation into recent attacks on journalists and media

Read More...

#Eid-El-Maulud: Ayade Sues For Prayers, Forgiveness As Curfew Bites Hard On Muslims

By Maxwell Effiong and Kelvin Ololo Muslims in Cross River State say the curfew currently in place will impact

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now