Friday, 8 March 2019

Ayade's commissioner pays school fees for over 150 Children in Calabar, promises more

As a way of giving back to the society in appreciation to God, Commissioner of Culture and Tourism Development in Cross River State, Mr. Eric Anderson has taken it upon himself to cater for the educational needs of over 150 primary school children in Diamond community.

Speaking at a women's event yesterday, organised by his wife in Diamond Mr. Anderson said he feels it necessary and a way of saying thank you to give back to the society by supporting the educational needs of children in his community. 

Mr. Anderson who donated the sum of N250, 000 cash to the assistant Head teacher of AME Zion Primary School who was present at the occasion, said they arrived at that amount after working with the school management to calculate the number of children who are of Diamond origin or resident in the community. The number totaling over 150 of them. 

The young handsome commissioner pledged to continue in the gesture for as long as he remains an appointee of the government.

He however, appreciated the women who were gathered in their numbers for their continues support for the PDP both in time past and during the just concluded presidential and national assembly elections, while he charged them to turn out on Saturday to give a resounding victory vote to all the PDP candidates especially his Excellency Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade who is seeking a reelection for a second term of four years.

Also speaking at the event was Sen. Florence Ita-Giwa who called on the women to turn out their massive votes to PDP as they ensure victory for Ayade stating that she finds it difficult to retire from active politics because there are a lot of work still undone.

The Princess of the Efik Kingdom believes the North must complete their 8 years just as every district had done while 2023, belongs not just to the south but the younger generation. 

"At my age I would have fought of retiring, I can not do that now when there are so much work yet to be done. We must position ourselves for 2023 as the governorship stool must return to the South and it belongs to the next generation". 

Politics is turn by turn, the South had done eight years, same with the Central and now its time for the North, and they must complete their full eight years just as every other district'. She concluded.

Earlier on, Wife of the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism Development, Mrs. Mbang Eric Anderson had donated items worth millions of Naira to over 300 women of Diamond community.