- A man has caught the government's attention with an unusual birthday celebration
- The man celebrated a 3-month-old pothole on his street in other to get the government’s attention
- His strange approach, however, yielded timely results
A man identified as Frank Sereno has caught the attention of the public with his unusual approach to getting the necessary authorities to fix up a pothole on his street.
According to reports by CNN, Sereno, who appeared to have been fed up of the several potholes that lined the Kansas City streets, threw a birthday party for a 3-month-old pothole and even went an extra mile by throwing in a slice of cake with a candle on the top.
"I didn't sing to him. I thought about it, but it was a little bit warm, so I said, well, we'll just do the cake.” Sereno was quoted to have said.
In a following development, days after pictures of the weird party surfaced on the Facebook platform, the public works development got the cue and attended to the pothole.
Speaking further with CNN, Sereno pointed out that creative approaches need to be applied when trying to fix problems.
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"We have to be as creative as we can to get things fixed. For me, it's just about making sure my neighbors' and my voice are continuously heard." he said.
The report further noted that Sereno, who is an avid motorcyclist, disclosed that he had driven past wide holes on the asphalt that could cause him harm if he hit them.
He further noted that it was great his call was responded to, but expressed his concern if the same approach has to be followed all the time.
Sereno said: "It's great that they came and fixed it, but my gosh, if this is what it takes to get potholes fixed, we'll never get anything done."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously gathered that Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, restated the commitment of his government to collaborate with residents and people of the state for successful implementation of his administration’s policies and programmes.
Sanwo-Olu promised that his government would soon release emergency hotlines to the public to call the Lagos State Public Works for immediate fixing of potholes and roads that need urgent repairs.
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