The Executive Chairman of Itu Local Government Council, Hon. Barr. Etetim Onuk has advised newly sworn-In members of the Local Government Executive Council to be committed and focused in the discharge of their duties. He made the call on Thursday, during the swearing-in ceremony for Supervisors and Special Advisers, at the Main Hall of Itu Local Government Secretariat, Mbak Atai.
Barr. Onuk called on the new officials not to betray the people’s trust nor their fatherland and to see their appointments as a rare, but important call to service. He charged them to use the opportunity to write their names in gold.
The Itu Council Helmsman said his administration remain committed to the overall growth of the Local Government and solicited for sustained support from everyone, noting that the rebuilding of Itu remains one of the main focus of the administration and can only be achieved if they stand together. He said the Local Government has witness significant growth between 2017 and now, adding that they intend to leave the Local Government in a much better state in 2023.
He thanked the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Deacon Udom Emmanuel for his benevolent to the people of Itu Local Government. Particularly expressing gratitude over the recent inauguration of over 25 Inter-ministerial projects in the area, pledging to remain a complementary partner in the completion agenda of the state administration
Responding Onbehalf of the Supervisors and Special Assistants, Hon. Peter Edem said they are honoured to be given the opportunity to serve and promised to join force with other members of Council to ensure the administration’s set goals are archieved.
A one time Transition Chairman of Itu Local Government Council; Hon. Okon Etim Okon, who spoke at the event; advised the inaugurated Council officials to be loyal to the leadership of the Local Government Council and to uphold the oaths they have sworn to and wished them a successful tenure.
The immediate past Leader, Itu Legislative Council, Hon. Barr. Bassey Bassey while delivering his goodwill message urged the Supervisors and Special Assistants to join hands with the Council Chairman and ensure the ongoing drive towards remodeling of Itu Local Government becomes a reality, a position corroborated by other eminent citizens of Itu Local Government Area including; Former Secretary to Akwa Ibom State Government; Obonganwan Grace Ekong, MD/CEO BASSE Engineering Company; Engr. Bassey Ekanem and a former Transition Chairman of Itu Local Government Council; Mrs. Elsie Esara.
Those sworn-In as Supervisors are; Mr. Edwin Usanga, Hon. Peter Edem, Hon. Felix Andem, Ndifreke Ndon, Ime Benjamin Archibong and Mr. Bassey Bassey Otu, while Comfort Edet Effiong and Daniel Edem Archibong are to serve as Special Advisers.