Natives and residents of Ibagwa-Nike community in Enugu-East Local Government Area of Enugu State are grumbling following the near absence of mobile phone services in the area which have affected businesses and social life.
Their worries hinge on the proximity of the community to Enugu metropolis which is barely 2KM or five minutes drive away from their community
The residents are surprised over the prevailing situation, wondering what their son, Senator Gil Nnaji, representing Enugu-East senatorial district and senate committee Chairman on Communication is doing to deal with the challenge.
Investigations at Ibagwa community reveal that poor mobile phone services is pronounced between the Ibagwa Community Primary School to Elim Estate axis.
Residents position their cell phones in areas perceived as mobile phone service reception friendly while others run out of their house each time their phone rings to get clearer services.
Further checks showed that one can hardly connect a call in the area even as fluctuation in services makes it impossible to hear one another during phone conversations.
A resident,Monday Agbo,lamented that the situation has prevailed for ten years and wondered why the mobile telephone service providers would allow such epileptic service in the area.
He said,”this situation has lingered for over ten years now. It is taking a toll on businesses and social life of the people. All the cell phone service providers have refused to look into this problem. No network is working here. We keep our phones on the window edge to see if there will be service.
“If you manage to get the service, you will barely hear what the other person is saying during phone conversation. Yet, we have a senator who chairs senate committee on communication. Its a shame.”