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Workers, Road Users Stranded as Rivers State Youths Shutdown East-West Road.



The call for the repair of the East West road has been a continued cry for people in the Niger delta.

With the alleged continuous neglect and abandonment by the federal government to the state of the area, residents and youth in the area have shut down activities by blocking the entire stretch of the road following the lack of security and businesses of the region which causes hardship to the people.

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As early as 6am activities on the ever busy East West road by Eleme Onne road was in total lock down. This is as over Hundreds of youths from various communities in Eleme, Rivers State shut down the Eleme to refinery section of the East-West Road.

The youths who began an early morning protest,  blocked the Akpajo and Refinery junction axis of the road which leads to Port Harcourt refinery Indorama, the free trade zone and the Onne sea port, the youths used trucks to block both ends of the road leading to the nation’s critical infrastructures.

The protesters say they will remain there until their they get positive response from Federal government.   

They call on the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio and the Federal Government to fix the road, as thousands of people going to work will be stranded following the blockage.

The Eleme-Onne road serves over 200 multinational companies in the Industrial Zone which includes Port Harcourt two refineries, Indorama Petrochemical and Fertiliser Company, Intels Nigeria Limited and Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) among others.