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Lunatics Take Over Bus Stops In Asaba

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Posted: Sep 11, 2016 at 6:12 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Awele Ogbogu

Modern bus stops erected across strategic locations in Asaba, Delta State, have turned to places of abode for homeless persons such as the mentally challenged.

The well-constructed bus stops were completed during the last administration in the state as part of the urban renewal and beautification of the state capital,  but a familiar sight at the bus stops are items such as threadbare clothes hung on the rails and heaps of other items belonging to the occupants.

The bus stops include Ekumeku Bus Stop near Inter Bau roundabout, Asaba, High Court and State Secretariat bus stops, both along Okpanam road, French Language and Abraka Market bus stops.

A tricycle operator, Mr. Dennis Okonji said passengers are not found at the bus stops but wait in all kinds of places.

He questioned: “who will the passengers  be waiting for when the motorists do not recognize the bus stops?”

He observed that “even the mass transit buses provided by the state government are loading in places not designated as bus stops such as Ogbeogonogo Market and around Ibusa junction,  Asaba.”