Friday, 7 August 2020

Odukpani now clean with fresh air as Staff pours encomium on Justina Edem

Hon. (Mrs.) Justina Edem
Chairman, Odukpani LGA 

Ukorebi Esien |7th August 2020 

The Head of Local Government Administration in Odukpani, LGA, Venerable Ekpenyong Micha Esuabangha, as attributed the clean and fresh nature of the council to the hard work of Hon. Mrs. Justina Joseph Edem, who according to him has brought light and life back to the council. 

Speaking with newsmen, shortly after a monthly environmental sanitation exercise introduced into the council by the motherly Chairman, Ekpenyong noted that the exercise has now given the council a new face, stating that working with Hon. Mrs. Justina has been a wonderful experience as her humane nature has increased workers productivity. 

Other staff found working within the premises also expressed satisfaction carrying out the exercise, stating that it helps them keep fit while maintaining a clean environment. 

Also speaking, a friend to honorable Justina Edem and secretary of Cross River Women Emancipation Initiative, CROWEI, Surv. Dr.(Mrs) Getrude Njar, noted that Hon. Justina is a stylish, proactive lady who means well for her people, stating that her new office as Chairman of Council has really showcased that she has the capacity to add value to her people and the Local Government Area. 

The environmental cleanup which started at about 8:00 am saw staff, appointees and Security agencies stationed in the council cleaning the entire secretariat leaving it fresh and clean.

The lawmakers weren't left out in the exercise as they were seen in their numbers around the legislative chambers ensuring the surrounding was kept clean. Speaking to newsmen, the Leader of legislative Council, Rt. Hon. Godswill Etim Iya, said that with the exercise, they are making a bold statement as well as demonstrating their desire to be close to God, as the saying goes "cleanliness is next to godliness" he noted that Odukpani indigenes are naturally clean people so it wasn't a surprise that the entire council staff turned out for the exercise.

For the Chairman, Hon.(Mrs) Justina Edem, she believes she is only living her dream for the council, she expressed her readiness to ensure Odukpani gets to its eldorado, stating that the first port of call for a productive lifestyle is to maintain a clean environment that will allows for breathing of fresh air. 

According to the Council boss, it was imperative to clean the environment because no meaningful work can take place in a dirty environment. Mrs. Justina who personally went round the various departments, blocks and buildings within the council to ensure strict compliance to the environmental sanitation by staff members and appointees of the council, appreciated members of the Council for supporting her vision of maintaining a clean Local Government Council through the monthly Sanitation Exercise. 

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