Not fewer than 15 families have gone home with Mini buses each and other food items courtesy of the Chairman, Ini Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Elder Israel Idaisin.
The Chairman also doled out 500 bags of rice and cash grants to other constituents including women and youths at the occasion that marked the 30th anniversary celebration of the creation of the local government.
Speaking at the event held at the council Secretariat, Idaisin thanked God for his benevolence on the people of Ini LGA, adding that he would use the epoch event to honour and reward the citizens who have made remarkable impacts in their endeavors.
He said the celebration also aimed at empowering loyal political supporters for their contributions to ensuring smooth running of the government.
He said, “Indeed our beloved Ini Local Government Area is 30years old today. I thank you all for believing in my administration and the leadership of Governor Udom Emmanuel.
“Let me specially commend our individual efforts and contributions no matter how little towards ensuring that Ini LGA enjoys absolute peace, progress, tranquility and safety of lives and property, as well as government and private sector investments in our various communities.”
The Council boss identified some of the life transforming projects recorded so far under his tenure to include drilling of portable water, construction of civic center at Ikot Ekiko, construction of classroom blocks at primary school, Ikot Udo Asan.
Others include the renovation of the council buildings to befit the status of a Council Secretariat, consistent grading of feeder roads across all the eleven wards in the LGA, ongoing construction of modern motor park, payment of Bursary to all Ini local government indigenes, in all the tertiary institutions among others.
“As our tradition, we will witness today a life-touching empowerment aimed at lifting 15 families out of poverty, by giving them mini buses.
“This administration from inception has empowered her citizens in various occasions, giving out motorcycles and other gift items capable of making life meaningful and comfortable”, Idaisin stated.
Also speaking the Deputy Governor, Moses Ekpo, appreciated the council chairman for the love he has for his people and urged other LG chairmen to emulate his leadership style.
Ekpo who was represented by his Press Secretary, Ekikere Umoh, joined other dignitaries to inspect the food exhibition, and the unveiling and presentation of the 15 Mini Buses and gift items to the beneficiaries.
One of the awardees, Prof. Nyaudo Ndaeyo, the Vice Chancellor of University of Uyo, Uyo, who responded on behalf of all the awardees, thanked Rt. Hon. Idaisin for breaking records by setting the path in Ini Local Government Area to honour the citizens.