Members of a civil society group in Agbor under the auspices of United Rainbow Peace Movement was at it again as they embarked on Community development service.
The self reliance group which is made up of youths from different tribes, were led by their Chairman who doubled as Special Assistant to the Governor of Delta State on Security Matters, Comr. Junaidu Imam, on Saturday, October 10, 2020, to clear overgrown weeds at the middle of the busy Benin Asaba expressway in Agbor. The portion of the road cleared stretched from Uromi junction down to former Mr. Biggs.
According to the Chairman who spoke to newsmen shortly after the exercise, the initiative was part of the group measures in contributing to the community.
He explained that they embarked on the exercise to ensure, particularly better visibility and prevent accidents on the highway.
He used the medium to call on government to fix the road which is in bad shape to also prevent accidents as the road becomes more busy for the yuletide celebrations.
The kind gesture of the group amazed a philanthropist from Agbor kingdom, Dr. Donald Peterson, who was driving in his car and had to stepped down to encourage the group.
Dr. Peterson whose show of patrotism increased the morale of the group members, in his magnanimity, employed labourers to increase the human workforce as the job was enormous for members of URPM.
He described the impact of URPM as impressive, saying that the group of none Agbor or Ika indigenes coming together to be their brothers keeper, has in no small measure displayed peace and harmony. He encouraged other youths organizations in Ika land to be their brothers keeper.
Speaking further,Dr. Peterson who is the founder of D-Peterson Foundation said the impact of URPM through this initiative are countless. “It will help the people to have clearer view to cross and also drive, have our environment cleaned and also take rodents off the environment.
“If our brothers from different places can come and assist us, we also as indigenes should rise to help our environment.”
He advised URPM not to relent but continue to be their brothers keeper even as he prayed God to bless them.
Members of the URPM in a group photograph
Members of the URPM at work
Members of the URPM in a group photograph with Dr. Donald Peterson