by crossriverwatch admin
Senator Liyel Imoke, the Cross River State governor has said he owes no one apology for supporting Owan Enoh, the member representing Etung/Obubra Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
Senator Imoke stated this in Ikom, Central Senatorial District as the Rep. splashed 100 Million naira to empower his constituents last Saturday.
The Governor noted that since 2003, the reps member has sustained his empowerment program for the people of the constituency in order to better their lot and such person needs support and encouragement.
According to Imoke, public office holders should learn to use their offices both effectively and purposefully by touching the lives of the people they serve because it takes one who is purposeful and with the milk of kindness to give what he has to help others in need not because he has so much to give.
“There are people who are richer than Owan Enoh who are not doing what he is doing but from what he has he is giving out so much. One may have ten billion naira and if he does not have the spirit to give he will not give to others”.
Senator Imoke who inspected rural roads construction and the Ikom Water Project embarked by his administration before attending the empowerment program said for Owan Enoh to empower 294 people at the same time with 21 receiving cars, 63 getting tricycles and over two hundred getting work tools is a clear demonstration that he means wells for the people.
Imoke who also spoke on the governorship of the state in 2015 said the person the state needs because of its lean financial resources is a governor whose friends are in the state not in Diaspora and knows the political dynamics of the state to domesticate wealth and not encourage wealth flight from the state.
He said the Central Senatorial District of the state is central to the election of a governor from the northern Senatorial District of the state and urged them to form synergy with other senatorial districts to ensure a peaceful election of a governor for the state in 2015.
Hon Owan Enoh on his part said he is appreciative of the support of the people of his constituency and nothing was too much to be sacrificed to better their lots.
He said rather than continue to give financial handouts to some people, he decided to partner with the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Development Agency, SMEDA, and the National Directorate of Employment, NDE, to train the beneficiaries to whom he is giving out work tools for mechanic, electronic repairs, hair dressing salons, gsm sales and repairs and tiling.
He called on the beneficiaries to use the items well so that through those businesses others can also benefit by being employed.
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