Boki Think Tank Holds Development Conference in Calabar

In Breaking News, National News, Reports
Prayer session at the conference on Saturday
Prayer session at the conference on Saturday

by crossriverwatch admin

The 1st Boki annual development conference organized by the Boki Think Tank, held in Calabar on Saturday April 13, 2013.

The event which was attended by several prominent indigenes of Boki Local Government Area was also graced by the Cross River State Deputy Governor, Barrister Efiok Cobham.

In his opening remark, the convener of the conference, Dr. Pius Tawo who described himself as an agent of change said he was provoked to organize an event of this magnitude to usher in a new thinking in the minds of the Boki indigenes so that they can see the need to bring sustainable development to the area.

In his words “when you wake people up to see the reality of the day and devote your time for development agents like government, it becomes very easier for the people to work on the path of development. Now, I have facilitated it, I have convened it and I have provoked it. With the establishment of the Boki development caucus, it is my utmost believe that Boki nation will never remain the same again”

The Deputy Governor of the State, Barrister Efiok Cobham in his remark commended the organizers of the conference and urged participants to embrace the initiative and explore ways of contributing to the positive development of Boki local government.

Dean, Faculty of Education in the University of Calabar Prof. Florence Banku Obi who is also a strong stakeholder from the area, while speaking with crossriverwatch described the conference as a welcomed development and expressed her total support for it.

According to her, “This is an opportunity for us to begin to appreciate what we have as people in Boki LGA in Cross River State and as a nation in this part of the world and what we can do for ourselves. I believe that the post conference meetings shall provide more workable streamlined action plans to enable us move ahead and also work with the relevant development groups as well as the government.

“Over the years, the Boki nation has seen a sequence of events line ranging from communal crisis, landslide and other unhealthy farming activity. And no nation can develop without the people coming together to brainstorm like this.”

Mr. Hilary Bisong, Personal Assistant to the governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke in his reaction said, granting resource control such as the biodiversity which the Boki nation has comparative advantage over other Local Governments in the state, by the relevant authority will help in turning around the fortunes of the people in the area and usher in a comprehensive infrastructural development program.

Papers were presented at the conference by Dr. Oliver Enuoh, Dr. James Ewa, Dr. Michael Bonchuk and Prof. Florence Obi. Others are Dr. Eddy Mgbang, Mr. Peter Oru Bette, Dr. Edward Obi Akatchuk, General Moses Obi, Prof. Njama Abang and Mr. John Owan.

Boki Local Government Chairman, Hon. Jonas Obi Otu and the Paramount Ruler of Boki, His Royal Majesty, Atta Otu Frideline Akandu were also amongst the dignitaries who graced the occasion.

follow us on twitter @crossriverwatch

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism

CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.


New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here

Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On Today

You may also read!

IGP Orders Tight Security Around Hospitals, Schools

By Ijioma Opara, The ICIR Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba has ordered all Commissioners of Police


Daily News-Tuesday 16 August, 2022

Listen To The Report The Headlines: Police Dock Couple In Calabar For Beating Up Spokesperson One Suspected Monkeypox Cases


[EXCLUSIVE] How 37 Hospitals Shared Over N35 Billion COVID-19 Fund

By Marcus Fatunmole, The ICIR The Nigerian Government disbursed N35.74 billion to 37 of its 55 hospitals from the COVID-19 Intervention Fund


Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now