Bayelsa residents fume over abandoned Epie Creek


By Samuel Oyadongha

YENAGOA- RESIDENTS  of Bayelsa State are livid at the revolting condition of Epie Creek, a rivulet that runs through the range of Yenagoa, the state capital, which they believe will not only boost the aesthetics, but facilitate development of the state if the State Government properly harnesses its potentials.

According to the natives, in the past, the alluring creek flowing with majestic splendor from the gateway town of Igbogene down to Ovom community before emptying into the Ekole River was not only navigable all through the year,   but also serves as natural drains to the sister communities in the area.

Epie Creek

Visions of precursor govts

They said the initial plan of the pioneer civilian administration of the late Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha and his successor, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan was to transform the creek into a tourist haven by making the water…

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