By Emmanuel Sampson
The Honorable Councilor representing the good people of Eastern Nsit Ward 10 in Nsit Atai Legislative Council, Hon. Victor Udo Etim has poured encomium on his boss, Hon. (Lady) Emem Ibanga, the Executive Chairman, Nsit Atai Local Government Council on her visionary leadership style by rededicating the local government council to God.
Speaking to journalists at the heels of the thanksgiving service at the Apostolic Church, Odot 3 in Nsit Atai, Hon. Etim said that Hon. Emem Ibanga had toed the right path by starting the new year with God. He stressed that for that reason, God would shine His face upon the people of Nsit Atai.
The Councillor used that opportunity to applaud Governor Udom Emmanuel on his developmental strides having seen tremendous developments especially in the area of industrialization and appreciated the governor for his prudent utilization of the State resources. According to Hon. Etim, “Nsit Atai has benefited from the government of Mr. Udom Emmanuel. The road linking Ibesikpo Asutan to Odot, our headquarters, was done by Udom’s administration. And, that automatically links Nsit Atai to Uyo, Victor Attah International Airport and to Eket on tarred roads.” Presently, the Ekpene Ukim-Nsit Atai-Okobo Road is under construction and this will add to the gains of this local government from Governor Udom’s administration.”
The Nsit Atai born minister of God cum politician added that an ultra-modern market was being built at Ikot Akpabio, the village of the local government chairman courtesy of Her Excellency, Dr. Martha Udom Emmanuel through her pet project, FEYRep and the State government, noting that the council boss was so dear to Her Excellency.
Answering questions from the journalist, he highlighted that he had sponsored 10 motions out of the 13 motions so far raised in Nsit Atai Legislature. Moreover, 5 bills for byelaws were sponsored by Hon. Victor Etim among which were A Bill for Byelaw to Prohibit Open Defecation and Promote Environmental Sanitation In Nsit Atai LGA and Other Matters Connected Therewith, A Bill for Byelaw to Regulate the Operations of Kiosks, Shops and Business Outlets in Nsit Atai LGA and Other Matters Connected Therewith, A Bill for Byelaw to Control the Movements of Pets, Domestic and Farm Animals in Nsit Atai LGA and Other Matters Connected Therewith, A Bill for Byelaw to Provide for Licensing of Bicycles and Sales of Stickers/ Emblems to Commercial Tricycles and Vehicles in Nsit Atai LGA and Other Matters Connected Therewith, A Bill for Byelaw to Provide for Numbering of Houses and Naming of Streets in Nsit Atai LGA and Other Matters Connected Therewith. According to him, two of the bills had gone through final reading while the others had gone through second reading and were soon to come to public domain. He added that more were still on the pipeline.
Also answering questions from the journalist, Hon. Etim described the recent Supreme Court judgment in favour of Senator Hope Uzodima of the All Progressive Congress as a confusion to fairness in the sense that the fourth was declared the first.
The solemn assembly with the theme: “Thank You, Lord” extracted from Psalms 107:1-8, featured songs, admonition and prayers to usher in the new year and attracted sons and daughters of Nsit Atai among whom were the Chairman of the Local Government Area, Hon. Emem Ibanga, the Vice Chairman, Hon. Idorenyin Inyang, the Leader of Nsit Atai Legislature, Hon. Ben Ben, the former Chairman of the local government and former Commissioner, Hon. Lawrence Udosen, the PDP chapter Chairman, Egr. Chrisantus Okon, Councillors, Supervisors, traditional chiefs, clergies and other notable citizens of the area.