But you read where he says, “…from which I learned that before anyone could embark on a community project in the village, the council of elders must first be consulted.”
This is the story of many places in Nigeria. It is not his fault. If you do not get local buy-in, you just might be frustrated out of going forward, after putting in funds. So I guess it is a good thing this happened ab initio. Or maybe not. You might want to read this fellow’s https://twitter.com/FailedRift/status/836624622539968513 experience.