The commissioner for rural transformation in the Ayade administration, Hon. Edem Okokon Effiom has called on the people of Southern senatorial district and particularly the EFik Brothers and sisters not to be the first to castigate the new leadership of the state led by HE Senator prince Bassey Edet Otu
Effiom made the plea recently in Odukpani during a thanks giving service/award of Excellence that was organized by Odukpani Rescue Team at the Odukpani town hall, in Odukpani local government
He said the people of Southern senatorial district should give the Governor time to actually settle down rather than putting too much pressure on him for appointment, and when that is not happening immediately as expected, they will start castigation, which will not be too good for the new Government
The commissioner use the event to call on cross Riverians to give prince Bassey Otu all the support through their prayers, collectively and individually for him to deliver on his mandate.
The Director General of Odukpani Rescue Team, Mr Otu Akiba in his remarks, used the event to call on Odukpani people who are in the position of authority at any level to see it as Gods’ given position to help humanity
“I want to use this opportunity to beseech on our elected officers from local government to state and Federal to create synergy and a road map towards the actualization of human and infrastructural development in our domain”.
The entire Odukpani people who were at the event were full of appreciation for Mr Edem Okokon Effiom who was the chairman of that occasion. The DG Mr Otu Akiba while commending HON. EFFIOM, noted that the commissioner is one person that knows nothing about ethnicity as he was always treating everybody equally. He promised that Odukpani people will stand by him anytime he needs their support
Prominent Odukpani sons who received the awards at the event though some sent representation, were The Governor -elect, prince Bassey Edet Otu, chief Asuquo Ekpenyong, OON, Professor Eyo Etim Nyong, Senator Gershom Bassey, House Of Reps member -elect, Hon Bassey Akiba, former Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo Ita, a former House Of Reps member, Mrs Nkoyo Toyo and many others