VOLUNTEERISM: NGO levels Deadly Porthole at Popular Roundabout in Calabar Metropolis

Nigeria Youth Congress State Chairman and Director General Cross River Recreational Park Agency in the person of Mr Daniel Obo starting a machine with engineering staff
Efio-Ita Nyok|10 December 2016
It may have been observed that the porthole-of-a-deathtrap that was initially situated at IBB Way/Ekong Etta has been leveled. For those of us who may have hurriedly arrived at the conclusion that the intervention work on that portion of the road, which caused untold discomfort by reason of incessant traffic jam, was executed by the state government then you were wrong. No doubt, it was government that fixed that ailing portion of the road but not the type of government that is popular in your consciousness now. By government I do not mean related Ministry, Department or Agency; by government, I mean the concerned citizenry.
On Thursday 8th December an NGO by name, Progenitor of African Development embarked on a community service initiative in the metropolis of Calabar, Cross River State capital city. Their primary focus was to remedy the dilapidated section of the road which constituted a vantage point for police officers to easily position themselves to primarily extract their usual fee from taxi drivers. They leveled that portion of the road without any LG, state, or federal government assistance. They successfully carried out this project in partnership with the Cross River State chapter of Nigeria Youth Congress (NYC).
Members of Progenitor for African Development at the site of remedial work 
According to a member of this group, ‘Progenitor of African Development constitute a set of highly motivated, god fearing and goal oriented young people who are ready to be trained and hold responsibility on salvaging Africa from poverty, stagnation etc. It’s a group that also tend to teach young people to serve the society and contribute in their little way.’
CRUTECH SUG Vice President Ms Pamela Ofem (Extreme left) with other volunteers of Progenitor for African Development 
Actually, Cross River and Nigeria at large needs more of this selfless volunteerism initiative. Kudos to the leadership and members of Progenitor of African Development.
Efio-Ita Nyok
Is a Blogger, the Editor & Publisher of NegroidHaven.org