- Orji Kingsley Chibuike and Ohaegbulam Joy Cindy recently went viral after creating awareness on a bad road in Owerri, the Imo state capital
- The duo acted as couple honeymooning on the bad road so as to pass their message to the government
- According to them, despite the awareness they are creating, the government hasn't reached out to them or done anything about the road
A Nigerian man and a young lady who acted as a couple to send a message to the government on the pitiable condition of a road in Orogwe, Owerri West local government area of Imo state, have been commended on social media.
In an interview with @bbcnewspidgin, Orji Kingsley Chibuike and Ohaegbulam Joy Cindy said they are friends who decided to use marriage strategy to pass a crucial message to the government.
Orji said the road has been bad for a long time, adding that it got worse since the government abandoned the renovation that was started in 2019.
In his words:
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"Since we started creating awareness on this road, many people have been calling us to do the same in their states."
Also speaking, Ohaegbulam said when they started creating awareness, people that live in the area were wondering why they were honeymooning on a bad road. She said the people finally got the message and loved the idea.
Government hasn't done anything yet
Orji said since they started, the government hasn't reached out to them or done anything about the road. He said they won't stop creating the awareness until something is done about the bad road.
Social media reacts
Nigerians have shared their reactions on the development. Below are some of the comments:
"Govt wen get coconut head, smh."
"This is amazing. Grassroots advocacy at its finest!"
"Let continue to show the government all the bad road neglected."
"Their aim is never to fix the road for everyone's good, it's to keep using it as a source of allocating funds every budgeting cycle to be embezzled."
"I am legit tired... who did we offend in this country? Thinking about things just give me depression."
Couple's car breaks down on muddy road on wedding day
Legit.ng previously reported that a couple's special day took a different dimension they may never forget for the rest of their lives.
In a short video shared on Instagram by @plan10seller, the lovebirds were on their way to their wedding occasion when their car developed problems and broke down.
What's worse is that the car broke down on a busy muddy road. The situation forced the groom into the muddy waters, messing up his suit as he tried to salvage the situation.