A corps member serving in Kwara state, identified as Obinna Gabriel, has narrated how he brought a road construction project to a community in the state.
He took to Twitter to disclose that when he arrived Ayegbami community ten months ago, he felt compassion for the residents because the road network was terrible, leading to loss of lives and business opportunities.
Obinna who is passionate about making a change, said he took the road up as his NYSC project and wrote letters to the appropriate quarters in the state, and fortunately his letter caught the eye of a member of the House of Representatives, who contacted him and included the project in the constituency budget for 2021. The road project has now been completed.
The young man took to his Instagram page to share before and after pictures of the road and wrote,
“It was the biggest challenge in Ayegbami. I had just arrived as a Corps member 10months ago. I was told the erosion had claimed two kids, businesses closed, inaccessibility to about seven other communities, etc. Overwhelmed with compassion I swore I’d do something about it.
It was my first NYSC project. I drafted the proposal and wrote to organizations, the commissioner of works and media houses. I brought NTA ILORIN, KWARA TV and SOBI FM for wider reach. Fortunately, my advocacy got to the community’s representative in the House of Reps.
He reached out to me, then included it in his constituency budget for 2021. Fast forward to today, Ayegbami community’s link road has been fixed. I’m so excited and grateful to God Almighty. It was worth all the stress. @ToyosiGodwin is part of this success, gave massive support.
I took up another project, and I’d be rounding it off this month. I’ll tell it’s own story soonest.”
See a copy of the letter below,
It was the biggest challenge in Ayegbami. I had just arrived as a Corps member 10months ago. I was told the erosion had claimed two kids, businesses closed, inaccessibility to about seven other communities, etc. Overwhelmed with compassion I swore I’d do something about it. pic.twitter.com/QnBGiTVL7W
— Obinna Gabriel (@GabrielObinna6) March 3, 2022