BY: VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
The Chairman of Bakassi Local government area of Cross River, Hon Chief Iyadim Amboni Iyadim, has called on the people to use the Yuletide season for prayers and cooperation towards the development of the council.
Iyadim who stated this in his Christmas message , enjoined the people who are predominantly christians to use the birth of Jesus Christ as a dedicated period of prayer and fasting for a remarkable change in the area for the good of the people
According to Iyadim,” the birth of Jesus is a period of celebration amongst Christians,so I urge you to also use this time to pray for peace and development in Bakassi”
He advised the people not to be discouraged by the action of hoodlums who destroyed public and private property during the ENDSARS Protest as he is determined to ensure Bakassi attais its pride of place in the nation
Iyadim stressed that his recent award for excellence as the Best Performing Local Government Chairman in Niger Delta Region will spur him to take Bakassi to greater heights, emphasising that, “This is just a tip of the iceberg and the beginning of good things to come”
On the second wave of covid-19 pandemic, the Chairman advised the people to adhere strictly to protocol of wearing facemask, social distancing, washing of hands with soap and sanitizer to to maintain personal hygiene
He advised the people to be law abiding and report any suspicious movement during the Yuletide season to law enforcement officers while assuring them that all will be put in place to ensure a peaceful celebration as he wishes them A Merry Christmas.