30th anniversary: Akwa Ibom LG Chair empowers constituents

The Chairman of Ini Local government Council of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Israel Idaisin, has empowered 15 constituents with Mini Buses to mark the 30th-anniversary celebration of the creation of the Local government area.

Idaisin also gave out over 500 bags of rice and cash grants to other constituents cutting across men, Women, youths as well as staff of the Local government at the event held at the Council Secretariat Odoro Ikpe.

He thanked God for his benevolence on the people of Ini council area, adding that, it became necessary to use the epoch event to honour and reward the citizens who have achieved outstanding success in different walks of life.

According to him, the celebration was also aimed at empowering loyal political supporters for their contributions to ensuring the political machinery in Ini LGA was not clogged by any form of challenges.

“Indeed our beloved Ini Local government area is 30years old today. I thank you all for believing in my administration and the leadership of Governor Udom Emmanuel.

” Let me specially commend our individual efforts and contributions no matter how little towards ensuring that Ini LGA enjoys absolute peace, progress, tranquility and safety of lives and property, as well as government and private sector investments in our various communities”

The Council boss identified some of the life-transforming projects recorded so far under his tenure to include drilling of potable water, construction of civic center at Ikot Ekiko, construction of classroom blocks at Primary School , Ikot Udo Asan.

Others include the renovation of the Council buildings to benefit the status of a Council Secretariat, consistent grading of feeder roads across all the eleven wards in the LGA, ongoing construction of modern Motor Park, payment of Bursary to all Ini Local government indigenes, in all the tertiary institutions among others.

“As our tradition, we will witness today life-touching empowerment aimed at lifting 15 families out of poverty, by giving them minibusses.

“This administration from inception has empowered her citizens in various occasions, giving out motorcycles and other gift items capable of making life meaningful and comfortable”, Idaisin stated.

Earlier, Deputy Governor Mr. Moses Ekpo, appreciated the Council Chairman for the love he has for his people and urged other local government chairmen to emulate his leadership style.

Represented by his Press Secretary, Pastor Ekerete Umoh who joined other dignitaries to inspect the food exhibition, and the unveiling and presentation of the 15 Mini Buses and gift items to the beneficiaries.

The high point of the event was Prayers and Ministration, cutting of the Anniversary Cake, Award Presentation, and Food Exhibition.

Speaking on behalf of the awardees, Prof. Nyaudo Ndaeyo, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Uyo, Uyo, thanked Rt. Hon. Idaisin for breaking records by setting the path in Ini local government area to honour the citizens, a feat which is uncommon.

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