…massive road grading to commence

*As JAMB registration begins registration at Etinan Council

By Ime Silas

There were palpable jubilations and commendations at the Etinan Local Government Council Secretariat on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 following the successful arrival of a multi-purpose grader belonging to the local government. Our Correspondent who monitored the ceremonial receipt of the multi-million naira equipment reported that staff of the Council were seen discussing in groups about the unprecedented proactivity of the Council’s leadership.

The grader is one of such equipments procured by former Governor Godswill Akpabio’s administration and shared to local government areas for purpose of grading and opening up rural roads across the state. A staff of the Council who spoke to our Correspondent on condition of anonymity alleged that the grader was missing from the Council for many years and applauded Hon. Uko Umoh-led administration for ensuring its return.

Receiving the equipment on behalf of the Council, the Vice Chairman, Hon. Imaobong Michael extolled the resoluteness of the Chairman which she noted enhanced the return of the grader to the Council for the purpose for which it was procured.

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Addressing newsmen on the development, the Supervisor for Works, Hon. Owoidoho Ekanem thanked the Council Boss for his undaunted determination, reasoning that it was really possible to deliver dividends of democracy to the people if the right leadership was in place.

Hon Owoidoho said “Today, the Vice Chairman, the Director of Works and I were on hand to witness and  receive the return of the Etinan  Local Government Grader.

This undoubtedly is a significant achievement and a concrete manifestation of the commitment to improving infrastructure and services within the community. 

This commitment enhances the prospects for improved road maintenance and development, which in turn will significantly impact the lives of residents.

We recognize and commend the chairman for his proactive approach and the results achieved in Council already, this sets a positive example for constructive and supportive governance”.

In a related development, the Vice Chairman, Hon. Imaobong Michael has applauded the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for approving Etinan Council as a Centre for its 2024 registration.

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Hon. Imaobong who stated this while inspecting the ongoing registration process at the Council on Wednesday asserted that JAMB’s approval of the area would not only ease the burden of the prospective registrants but would also encourage more enrollment of people from Etinan.