By Jonathan Ugbal
Federal legislator, Mr. Jarigbe Agom has constituted a 8 man committee to identify eligible students from his Ogoja/Yala federal constituency to be awarded bursaries.
The committee has Mr. Leo Aggrey, a lawyer as its chairman while Mr. Isaac Okpokpo is to serve as secretary.
The other six members include Mr. Hans Ori, Mr.Gospel Agom, an aide to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River on non governmental organizations, Mr. Emma Anoh, Mr.Timothy Okwoche as well as the worldwide Presidents of the student associations of both local government areas; Mr.Oko Saviour Ohonyeta for Yala and Mr. Abang Augustine Obeh, for Ogoja.
CrossRiverWatch gathered that Mr. Agom directed the committee to report to him after two weeks for disbursement of the bursary fund.
This comes days after he paid an unscheduled inspection visit to different sites where his constituency projects are located and praised the quality of work done so far.
He directed the expedition of the processes to ensure the jobs were delivered in record time.
Notable among these is the Boki road which he attracted and construction had commenced earlier in the year.
Also, he commended the contractor for adhering to the local content law and providing jobs to locals.
And, he promised that with the implementation of the projects enshrined in the 2018 budget, his constituency will soon turn into “a construction site.”
He is said to have at least one project in each of the 24 wards of the constituency.
Mr. Agom, political watchers say, has been emboldened recently with his victory at the Appeal Court over a post election matter.
And, in a Facebook post on March 21, 2018, Mr. Agom had affirmed this when he wrote at about 9:40AM that: “The mandate graciously given to me by the Ogoja/Yala people, as crafted by God has been upheld in the physical by the Appeal Court in Calabar today.”
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