July 23, 2017, hitvibz.com reported cases of flood where Port Harcourt residents moved from the Garden City to Flood City after a heavy down pour took over the entire pitakwa.
2018, another major flood hit the city, leaving thousands homeless, stranded, frustrated, sick and tired of life. Many took to social media to plead with the state and federal government to come to their aid. Governor Wike after much sympathy promised the victims that he will deal with the situation and take the pain off them.
Is barely end of the first month in 2019, the flood strikes again. Leaving many homeless, properties lost, lives lost and 2weeks from today will be the general elections, where the state governor promised heaven and earth.
It could be recalled, before the rains started pouring down, Port Harcourt residents took to social media to cry out to the state government to come to their rescue, fill up the potholes and fix the drainage in and around the city as rainy season is about to kicks off in the state.
But then, the rain started early this year than expected, within the last 2weeks of January, Rivers state witnessed over four heavy down pour in the state.
“Who stole the manholes in Port Harcourt, the rains are here again Rivers State government pls let’s close the drainages Now! @PHtraffic @Phunkey_ @phsabithetin @PhAtms1,” one Tontě Igbikialabo on twitter asked while tagging some influencial handles in the state.
One Mr Kunle Cole (@Mr_kunlecole) while reacting to another tweet said;
“Loool Rivers better?? Aside pothole what has changed, the whole Port Harcourt looks like one village, the only difference between a riverine village and PH city is that Okada’s are banned in PH yet the State is so rich, it is a shame.”
With lots of Port Harcourt residents taking to social media to lament over poor state of roads in the state last year, one would begin to think there would be a huge change this year, but its obviously clear there will be more wailing in 2019.
Residents of Uselu shell, tomline road ugbowo in Benin City where not left out as the flood extended its wings on Monday afternoon, with Port Harcourt resident suffering same fate.
The BIG question now is, do government ever listen to the cry of her people?
We have instances where Hitvibz reported last year about the ravaging state of New Eneka Layout, Eliozu in Port Harcourt, that has taken so many lives and the rate at which flood has taken over the area.
This year, hitvibz gathered from a reliable source that some well to do individuals such as owner of Hope Vile Hospital, Maryland Super Market and other business owners in the area have taken it upon themselves to go fix the road in order to avert any flood, lose of lives and properties this year.
Will individuals continue to carry out the duty of the government while others who lack the resources to help their area wallow in pains?
This is so alarming!!!