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The out-going Chairman of the Council, Hon. Ekeng Nsa Henshaw on Friday held a valedictory session of the Council and finally dissolved his three years administration.
Among those present were the Muri of Efut Atuambom clan, Muri Joseph Edem and the clan head of Henshaw Town, His Royal Highness, Etubom Inyang George Duke Henshaw.
At the Executive Chamber of the Council, Hon. Henshaw, while reviewing activities of his administration in the last three years, noted that he felt satisfied that he enjoyed tremendous support from stakeholders in the area including the political class, traditional rulers and civil servants.
He said before he became chairman, the Local Government Area was a crises-torn area, but he brought peace to the area and hoped that enduring peace would be entrenched with the coming in of the next council chairman.
“I have enjoyed the cooperation of stakeholders in this council area especially given the peaceful atmosphere that pervaded this administration. It is a known fact peace had eluded our people before I came to office. It is because of the cooperation of all, especially that of the State Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke, that we were able to make the modest achievement so far,” the out-going Chairman noted.
After the valedictory session, the Chairman led senior officials of the council to commission Bennet street and Esiet Ebom street constructed by his council during his tenure.
At Bennet street, the Muri of Efut Atuambom clan, Muri Joseph Edem said Hon. Henshaw had fulfilled the yearnings of his people by constructing the street, which according to him, was impassable before he took over office.
“I must tell you that our community has benefitted greatly from the administration of Hon. Ekeng Henshaw because many council chairmen have come and gone but none bothered to look in the direction of this community. We are overwhelmed with joy even though he is leaving the council. We wish him well,” the Monarch said.
He then called on the Federal Government to adequately fund Local Government Councils as that is the only way government can be taken to the grassroots.
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