Ekumtak Welfare Association Felicitates With Odey Over Election Victory

By: Adie Ukongikwen, Calabar

The Ekumtak Welfare Association (EWA) Calabar branch has felicitated with the Deputy governor, Rt. Hon. Peter Odey, over the electoral and subsequent judicial victory and the “People  First” of governor, Sen. Prince Bassey Otu.

This message was converged by the leader of the delegation and Chairman of EWA, Hon. Justin Bentem when the association paid him a courtesy visit in his office recently.

Bentem prayed God to continue to guide them in their administration as they pilot the affairs of the state in the next four years and beyond.

He said the Ekumtak people are currently faced with issues such as dilapidated secondary and primary schools; bad road network and lack of portable water and electricity.

Other issues include, unemployment for the youths; and completion of the town hall..

The leader solicited for the support from government, public spirited individuals and NGOs to ameliorate the plight of the people.

He said Ekumtak Welfare Association has it’s objectives to include, caring for the welfare of Mbube sons and daughters and the development of Mbube nation as a whole.

Earlier, the Deputy governor  Rt. Hon. Odey, welcomed them to his office.

He appreciated the visit saying “your demands are not out of place because these are basic amenities that government should provide”. 

He assured the association that all the issues affecting the Ekumtak people will be met in the shortest possible time. 

Odey used the opportunity to announce that the road leading from Ndok Junction into Mbube had already been awarded under the CR-RAAMP Project while there is an ongoing water projects he had already sponsored in the community.

When completed, he said, Ekumtak people would benefit from these projects.

The leader of the delegation was accompanied by  distinguished personalities of Ekumtak-Mbube, Sir B. O Ekpong, Justice Eunice Dada, Mr Godwin Nyiam, Chief Dr. A. A Abuo, Ms. Monica Ekpong and others.

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