…Councilor Who Sacrificed Official Car Package To Build Bridge For Her Community
A month ago, Councilor of Ward 2 in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Hon. Onem Miracle Tyna became the talk of Bayelsa State for embarking on a project that even a House of Assembly member will think twice before doing such.
She builds a bridge linking 2 communities in Ogbia. She was praised by many Bayelsans and was even invited to meet the Bayelsa State Governor Senator Douye Diri. Revelations have now come up on how she pulled off the enormous project. According to her, she used money meant for her official car to complete the project.
As councilors, they were giving money to buy themselves official cars. She instead used hers to complete the bridge project because the money giving to her forward project was not enough. “When I met with the Community chiefs and told them, I would like to embark on the bridge project, they told me to do another project that the bridge project will be too heavy for me. I told them I will do it”.
“If this is the only thing I can do for the people as their councilor, then I must do it. If you are driving a car from the other end, you will have to park, then cross over before taking another vehicle, Keke, or bike to your destination, it was not easy for the people. This is the sacrifice I have to make for my people. This is more important to me than driving a car at the moment”