Pastor Edewor Egedegbe at Jakpa Junction, controlling traffic

By Emeka Nwokocha

Motorists, and commuters plying the always busy Jakpa junction, Effurun, Uvwie local government area of Delta State, on Monday 13 June, heaved a sigh of relief as members of the Delta State Human Rights Protection Congress (DST-HRPC) carried out voluntary traffic control duty to ease traffic jam at the popular junction.

The exercise which was led by the patron of the group, Pastor Edewor Egedegbe was efficiently carried out by the duty conscious members of the group numbering over ten.

Comrade Monday Enudi, controlling traffic at Jakpa Junction, Effurun

Speaking to journalists, Pst. Egedegbe said the traffic control duty was part of the group’s sponsored activities to promote community service and contribute to the growth of society. He said, “today’s voluntary traffic control exercise is a special way to give back to society. We chose to mark the Democracy Day with community service, and what we are doing right now is a unique way to impact our society positively. Our presence at Jakpa junction this afternoon to control traffic underscores the compelling need to cut back on loss of manhour occasioned by the regular gridlock at the busy junction which has become a daily occurrence over time, and has become worse since the rehabilitation of the junction began in the past weeks.”

Continuing, Pst. Egedegbe, who doubles as the Executive Director of Value Rebirth and Empowerment Initiative (VREI), expressed dissatisfaction at the slow pace of work by the contractor handling the Jakpa junction rehabilitation project, noting that such important project demands more commitment by the contractor to ensure the job is completed as soon as possible.

Comrade Kelvin Ejumudo, speaking to journalists at Jakpa Junction, Effurun

Stressing the need for good governance to improve wellbeing of Nigerians, Pst. Egedegbe called on Nigerians to use their PVC in 2023 to extricate themselves from the sorry state Nigeria has been enmeshed in. He said, “Nigerians have another opportunity in 2023 to elect credible persons to deliver good governance. Let’s shop for persons with better character to be saddled with affairs of governance in 2023.

Also speaking, secretary of the group, Comrade Kelvin Ejumudo said the community service was central in the groups social development agenda, stating that collective effort is needed to grow a progressive society.

Pastor Edewor Egedegbe

He charged Nigerians to get their PVC to reverse the country from the backwardness it had headed over the years.

Comrade Monday Enudi, State Director, Comrade Tega Shalokpe, Deputy State Director, Comrade Harrison Itulua, Publicity Secretary, and Comrade Isreal Arigbe were among the Exco members of DST-HRPC who took part in the exercise, including a coterie of other members of the group.


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