By Otto-Obong Clement
Senator Bassey Otu has commended members of UNICEM Host Communities for honoring him with an award for Human Development saying the effort of the organization to bring political leaders in the Southern Senatorial district together is worthy of accolades.
Senator Otu while speaking at the award ceremony said it has become imperative to commend the effort of the organization because it has lived up to expectation in recent times, he said: “The collective effort you have shown to bring us together is worthy of commendation”.
Prince Otu, the immediate past senator who represented the Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State, who also chaired the occasion, thanked God for all He has been doing for United Cement Company, UNICEM and the host communities (Akamkpa and Akpabuyo), counselling that, “We should change, love and always show gratitude”.
According to him because of the long standing relationship both parties have had irrespective of the trying moments, Cross River will witness more influx of investors which will in many ways boost the economy of the State.
He advised the UNICEM Host Communities to by all possible means, not derail from their community’s expectations because that is the crux of the organization. He encouraged the youths to stay off violence and other social ills because a society dominated by such cannot achieve any positive goal.
Among those awarded alongside the Senator were His Royal Majesty Echi Atui Clement Emayip (Paramount Ruler of Akamkpa), His Royal Majesty Etinyin Maurice Nya (Paramount Ruler of Akpabuyo), Ntufam John Okon (PDP State Chairman), Etim Okon, Hon. Charles Okon Ekpe, Bamidele Adubi, Zhu Jun, Godwin Nta Ndem, Princess Henshaw Bassey, Beatrice Akayo Ntui, Lu Xingwang, Shi Suilin, Igoche Jahswill, Dr. Okpo Ojah Emmanuel Edom Neji Tawo, Okeke Sunday and Nnamdi Ogbonnaya .
Others are Prince Michael Nku Abuo (Personal Assistant to Governor Ayade on Youth and Students Affairs) Hon. George Obenechi, Oliver Lenoir, Riaan Van Der Walt, David Lockyer, Ntewak Ekenson, Oluwafemi Jimoh, Joy Etuk, Hannah Ukiwo, Juergen Zimmerman, Ayi Ita, Moses Edem Akpubak, Princes Nkoyo Akpubak, Eyo-Anwan Bassey Otu, Ann Ben Ekpo, Iso Bassey Edim, and Hon. Daniel Asuquo (Member representing Akamkpa/Biase in the House of Representatives).
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