Members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Cross River State have expressed gratitude to Rt. Hon. Eta Mbora, member representing Calabar Municipality/Odukpani Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives for attracting laudable projects to his community.
The Chairman, Cross River State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists Comrade Victor Udu made the commendation over the solar-powered borehole donated by him and installed it at the NUJ Secretariat in Calabar. Comrade Udu said the gesture would go a long way in ameliorating the suffering of residents of the area owing to the irregular water supply from the state-run Water Board Ltd.
Also speaking, a former leader of the Odukpani legislative council, Hon. Nyong Edet expressed delight and appreciation to Hon. Mbora for the street light in Creek Town has awakened the nightlife of the people.
Other signature constituency projects are the solar-powered borehole at Akpap circus, 3 class rooms blocks of building each at Dan Archibong memorial Secondary School – Usung Esuk and Government Primary school, Odukpani, Qua Town as well as effort to tackle accommodation shortfall in the area.
In another development, a community leader in Otop-Otop Nyakassang Calabar Municipality, Mr. Andrew Edoh said the 500 KVA transformer facilitated by the Honourable member in his community is timely. This development and others of his interventions according to Edoh, have alleviated the perennial blackouts for years and is a big relief to the communities.
A legal practitioner and PDP Chieftain, Barrister Ene Ankot disclosed that the achievements of Rt. Hon. Ntufam Eta Mbora in the Green Chambers of the National Assembly is a pride to the party, noting that the street lights and electricity transformers around Calabar metropolis will awaken nightlife, enhance power supply and checkmate the activities of criminal elements who operate under the cover of darkness.
Other solar-powered boreholes are located at Etta Agbor behind Fidelity Bank, Akim Market Community Technical College, Ikot Effangha Mkpa, and 500 KVA transformers at Ikot Uduak by MCC Road, Presbyterian Church Nigeria, Graceland, Satellite town and Saint Augustine Primary school, old Odukpani Road in Calabar with 3 classrooms blocks at primary school Akai Efa and 6 classrooms blocks at PCN Primary School, IBB way in Calabar Municipality.
By: Archibong Emmanuel