by crossriverwatch admin
Barely two weeks to the commencement of voters registration exercise slated for 15 August 2014, in Cross River State, council Chairman of Akamkpa LGA Hon. Joseph Itotup has urged students in the area to come out en masse and register noting that it was the only way of exercising their franchise in the 2015 general elections.
He said as future leaders they have the right of electing leaders of their choice who would work towards developing their area and adding value to humanity.
Hon. Itotub, who gave this advice when the students under the auspices of the National Association of Akamkpa Students Worldwide paid him a courtesy call in his office yesterday, added that arrangements were on to make sure students in the area gain requisite skills acquisition to be able to meet up in the competitive work environment.
“We are making arrangements to make sure all youths from this area are trained in various skills and to give indigent students scholarship to study various professional courses in and outside the country. As the Chairman of this LGA, I would continue to create an enabling environment for you because I know we have prospective governors and law makers among you. I assure you that very soon I would release your bursary and the initial ten thousand you received would be increased to twenty thousand,” he said.
Earlier, the President of the association, Comrade Enyam Kelvin said he was also working hard for the welfare of Akamkpa students in the various tertiary institutions in the country and in Diaspora.
He however, applauded the LG boss for his initial support for the students, promising to mobilize the students for the INEC voter’s registration exercise when it commences.
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