– A heartwarming video has captured the emotional moment villagers met the female councillor of Bayelsa who built them bridge with her car allowance
– In the sweet video, the villagers danced and sang her praises as well as prayed for her over the gesture that has brought smiles to the community
– The female councillor named Onem Tyna Miracle explained how she made moves that brought about the bridge
Villagers of a Bayelsa community were full of praises as they met the female councillor who constructed a new bridge for them with money that was supposed to be for her car allowance.
In the adorable video, the ladies of the village danced and showered prayers on the councillor for the wonderful structure.
Councilor Onem Tyna Miracle in an interview with BBC News Pidgin expressed joy over the infrastructural work.
Miracle said before the construction of the bridge, people belittled her as one who couldn’t bring about any development but now, the story is different.
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30-year-old Miracle narrated how it all started, noting she watched with concern how women and old men suffered accidents on what was a ‘monkey walkway’ before.
The councilor had thought within herself that she was going to work on it when the opportunity presented itself.
When the state government gave money for ward projects, she used hers for that purpose, including her N2.5 million car allowance.
Mixed reactions have trailed the video.
“In all honesty Nigerians abi UARIANS are not hard to please . See something as basic as a bridge bringing this much joy and smile on faces.”
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“Na Wetin we want be this. Grassroots politicking. Up Miracle.”
“This is beautiful. If everyone can do what they can this will be a great nation.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian community had given a thief food and drink after apprehending him.
After the treat, elders of the locality then sat the man down and cautioned him against a repeat of such criminality.
@El__abdool shared an image of the man on Twitter as he cleared the drainages. The incident came to many on social media as a huge shock as it negates the ugly trend of jungle justice people mete to suspected criminals when they are caught.
Many others however argued that making the man clean the drainage was still a form of jungle justice.