by crossriverwatch admin
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has appealed to the People of Calabar Municipal/Odukpani Federal constituency to support the re-election of Hon Nkoyo Toyo saying she is a good ambassador of Cross River state.
Speaking as the chairman of the occasion at the commissioning of Hon Nkoyo’s Constituency Project, the agricultural business farm and park in Odukpani on Monday, Tambuwal said the huge farmland project is a challenge to all lawmakers who want their tenure to outlive them.
He said Nkoyo Toyo is a very strong pillar of the House of Representatives whose value has been known to the green chambers even before her election in 2011.
“I Congratulate Hon Nkoyo Toyo because as a quiet person she knows how to do networking amongst the legislators and the executive.
“I met her as a lawyer and we have worked together on so many things and I can confirm to you that I know her capacity.
“Please continue to give her the opportunity to represent you and work for you because I am sure all of us will want the completion of this project.
“I call on you to support her to continue the good work beyond 2015.
“This is a long term empowerment scheme that all of us including me should emulate.
“Your Excellency I will beg you to continue to lend support for this project because we believe in the empowerment of our people.” Tambuwal said.
On his part Governor Liyel Imoke said Nkoyo Toyo’s desire to change the phase of constituency empowerment from handouts to sustainable long term legacy is commendable.
“In 10 to 15 years from now the project will still be alive; the project will produce food, cooperatives, increase opportunities and jobs. It is very important that as a government, we support the project because we are proud of what Nkoyo is doing.” Imoke said.
Earlier, Hon Nkoyo Toyo who said she is working with 21 co-operative societies from the two local governments, (Calabar Municipal and Odukpani LGA), said she decided to embark on the project as a first because she is a daughter of an Agriculturist who knows the value of multiple value chain.
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