Meet Daniel Odey Udeh, An Unemployed Graduate Who Fixes Potholes In Bayelsa State
He told a reporter: “My name is Daniel Odey Udeh, I am from Benue state, I am a graduate of Civil Engineering from the University of Jos, I am not married yet. I specialised in construction, but I do not have a paid job, so I do menial construction jobs. However, you see the menial jobs do not come regularly, so when there is no job, I come out to do this instead of idling away or begging.”
Free will and kindness
Udeh added: “Some drivers appreciate my effort and they usually give me money, I do not force them, they give me out of their free will and kindness. Most times, I go home with N1, 000, N2, 000 or more. I also use part of the money to buy stones and gravel. I also pay the keke driver that helps me carry the stones to where I want to work, for instance, I bought theses stones for N1, 400, which I am using to work.”
Motorists notify me about bad spots
“Nobody harasses me, not even the police or other security personnel, they do not disturb me, and instead of harassing me, people appreciate me and give me money. You see the hammer that I am working with, a good Nigerian bought it for me.