In our quest to actively engage in the rehabilitation of some public roads that have somewhat turned to death traps for road users, Community Development and Volunteering team of Transform Nigeria Movement has resolved to take-on a portion of Ipaja road, Iyana-Ipaja.

The damaged and neglected part of the road at Gate bus stop which is just about 80 metres long does not only portend danger but also causes several hours of avoidable hold-up for commuters.

Our team has resolved to rehabilitate the road on Friday and Saturday, 29/30 October 2010.

Materials will be supplied to the site on Friday while the construction work will take place on Saturday (an environmental sanitation day).

The work will require us to fill some parts of the road with sand and gravel and dig a small drainage by its side to lead to another major drainage which is in an adjoining street.

We would however require the service of at least 2 volunteering civil engineers, contractors and people who are vast in road construction and maintenance to assess; and help design and co-ordinate the planned work.

As a community development and volunteering group, we would also involve the users of the road, people and religious organizations in the neighborhood with the main goal of instilling the spirit of community service.

We are already seeking permission, protection and logistic support from the relevant authorities during the projected work.

If you would like to be part of this, kindly send a mail to Adekunle Jinadu (project coordinator) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (and possibly send me a copy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to confirm your participation. Please include your Name and contact phone number and indicate if you have any experience with road construction.

Further details of the planned work will be provided subsequently.

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together and an extra-ordinary change does not require any extra-ordinary effort of one but the ordinary efforts of all.

Nigeria needs you!

God bless Nigeria!

Rufus Kayode Oteniya - Daniel Elombah

Community Development and Volunteering Project - Transform Nigeria Movement