What was considered as the mother of all empowerments was yesterday carriedout by the member representing Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. Mike Etaba, as he showered constituents with life support and economic enhancement items worth hundreds of million naira.
The event which took place at the Presbyterian Primary School, Apiapum, Obubra local government area, under a generally peaceful atmosphere, had the honourable member distributing no fewer than five hundred empowerment items, including cars, motorcycles, generating sets, sewing and grinding machines to beneficiaries from both Etung and Obubra local government areas.
Speaking during the event, Hon. Etaba said the empowerment programme was a way of expressing his gratitude to the people for their support and mandate given to him to represent them. He also thanked the governor of Cross River State, Senator(Prof.) Ben Ayade for the support he has been giving to him so far.
”First and foremost, I want to say thank you to the Almighty God for this privilege and this wonderful opportunity He has given me to serve and also to display my service to my people that I represent. I want to extend my gratitude and sincere appreciation to the governor of Cross River State. The support he has given me as a person -I want to thank Senator(Prof.) Ben Ayade for making this occasion a reality. The chapter chairman of Etung, the chapter chairman of Obubra, my dear leaders of Obubra and Etung, I want to thank you people.”, said the MP.
In his opening remarks, chairman of the occasion and commissioner in the state forestry commission, Hon. Okoma Inyang, commended Hon. Etaba for the gesture, adding that the honourable member has been representing Obubra and Etung well at the national assembly, and therefore urged the people to continue giving him their support to enable the parliamentarian do more.
There were goodwill messages from PDP chapter chairmen of Etung and Obubra.
Also in the gathering, were political heavy-weights from the constituency such as Dr Chris Agara, Ntufam(Dr) Sandy Onor, commissioner for commerce and industry, Mr Peter Egba, member representing Obubra I state constituency, Hon. Friday Okpepi, among others.
Similarly, the federal lawmaker also commissioned a block of classrooms at the Presbyterian Primary School, Apiapum, Obubra local government area.