The Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Aniekan Bassey has commended the member representing Abak State Constituency and Chairman, House Committee on Health, Hon Udeme Otong for his effective representation which has witnessed a give-back to his people through an empowerment programme.

The Speaker gave the commendation today at the inauguration of Abak State Constituency/Skill Acquisition Centre and Empowerment Programme of the Lawmaker at Annang People’s Primary School, Utu Abak in Abak Local Government Area.

He noted with satisfaction that the Lawmaker has proven his representation by not only sponsoring Bills and Motions, but has also followed the footsteps of his predecessor, Rt. Hon Friday Iwok by giving back to his people.

He further described Hon. Otong as a meek, humble and stabilizing factor in the House of Assembly who has worked assiduously to curb the effect of Covid-19 spread in the Assembly through the provision of preventive materials to members and staff.

Also, he said that the Legislators are happy with Hon. Otong’s effective representation hence the presence of the Lawmakers in the event.

In his speech the Chairman on the occasion and Chairman of Abak Local Government Area, Pastor Ekerete Inyang, commended the Abak Lawmaker for his visionary leadership and representation.

He described him as a man of conscience and a selfless leader who has come to tell his people ‘thank you’ for giving him the mandate to represent them in the 7th Assembly.

Also speaking, the member representing Abak, Etim Ekpo, Ika in the House of Representatives, Hon Aniekan Umana commended the Abak Lawmaker for deeming it fit to give back to the people which is what good representation is all about.

He charged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the items given to them.

He specifically commended the Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey for maintaining a calm and peaceful disposition in the 7th Assembly and for supporting Gov Udom Emmanuel’s administration to succeed.

Earlier in his address, the member representing Abak State Constituency, Hon. Udeme Ottong commended Gov Udom Emmanuel for the award of contract on the ongoing construction of Ikot Oku Ikono Junction Flyover which on completion will stimulate rapid socio-economic activities in Abak LGA and beyond.

He decribed the empowerment as an avenue of teaching the people how to make wealth.

The Lawmaker disclosed that he has sponsored three Bills and co-sponsored eleven motions as well as embarked on oversight functions; and general support to his Constituency since his assumption of office as a Lawmaker in the 7th Assembly.

Empowerment items today included; 5 mini Buses, 5 Tricycles, 28 Motorcycles, 5 Refrigerators, 200 Bags of rice, Cash gift of #7.3Million and a Constituency Office well equipped with ICT and Fashion Design Machines.

The Governor was represented at the occasion by the Special Adviser of Rural Development and Cooperative, Mrs Ekemini Umoh.


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