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Constituency Briefing; Constituents Rates Onofiok High


Etinan Local Government Council secretariat, headquarters of Etinan, Nsit Ibom, Nsit Ubium Federal Constituency was agog on Wednesday December 11, 2019 for a town hall meeting which many described as first of it kind in the history of the constituency.

The current member representing the three local government areas that make up Etinan Federal Constituency at the green chamber of the National Assembly, Barr Onofiok Luke was on hand to brief his constituents of his legislative contributions, reeled out his score cards of performance to the admiration of his constituents.

Barr Luke began by enjoining politicians in Akwa Ibom State to think of any developmental programmes and projects they could attracts to the state that would advance the living condition of the people rather than engaging in blackmails and frivolities that would not add economic value to the people.

The immediate past Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly who is an advocate of bipartisan political principle, said that as a legislator, what interest him most in leadership are the political and economic dividends that politicians would bring home for the benefit of the people who according to him are at the receiving end.

The National lawmaker opined that election had come and gone and now is the time for development of the State and the people who voted us, calling on all politicians to do away with party affiliation and face development, weither PDP, APC or APGA member, it makes no difference.

“Elections are long gone and we have gotten the different offices that we all struggled for, now is the time for all politicians across party lines, for example, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, coupled with the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs would join hands together with the State governor alongside all Federal and State lawmakers to begin to drag development to the State”. Barr Luke stressed.

While expressing dismay on the deplorable condition of federal roads projects such as Calabar Itu and, East West roads which he said have not been considered in the 2020 budget, the Chairman House Committee on Federal Judiciary wondered why the Presidential development funds where 241b, from National sovereign investment Authority, earmarked to fund such key projects of the federal government could not address the issue.

On the establishment of Ibom Deep Seaport, He maintained that those who are out to frustrate the project are not wishing the country well, adding that development of any part of the country is a development for all Nigerians.

He therefore pledged his continued support to the success of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s completion agenda and urged other politicians to rally round the State government policy thrust and programmes for the benefit of the people.

However, the constituents took turn one after another to eulogies the sterlings leadership qualities of the lawmaker whom they say had performed beyond their expectations in the last few months of his stay at the National Assembly.

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