Tuesday, 6 April 2021

"Forgive, unite and development your communities", council boss charges leaders

The Chairman, Odupkani Local Government Area, Hon. Mrs. Justina Edem, has called on leaders of the Local Government Area to seek ways to foster development in the council while ensuring peace and unity is their main objective. 

Mrs. Justina who made this know in Calabar during the 2021 Easter Celebration party held for councilors and appointees of the council, admonished the council leaders to forgive one another and live in harmony while  calling on all indigenes and residents of Odukpani to respect and love one another as they go about their normal  businesses. She advised all her Councilors and Appointees to remain united towards the development of their various communities.

She further noted that as Christians, Easter was a period to reflect on the gains of Jesus Christ death and apply same to our daily live. She emphasized that Easter signifies sacrifice, peace and  forgiveness, as evoked by Jesus Christ's death on the cross giving us the leverage as Christians to access the throne of grace.

Mrs. Edem used the event to appreciate the Executive governor of Cross River State, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade for restoring peace and sanity in the State through the launch of a security outfit code name "Operation Akpakwu" which has seriously combated crimes and reduced insecurity in the state. She expressed satisfaction with the success stories recorded so far in weeding out criminal elements in Odukpani Local Government Area. She urged the security outfit not to relent in their effort to weed out those who might regroup.

Also appreciating the leader of the party in the Local Government, Mr. Asuquo Ekpenyong Jnr. Rt. Hon. (Deno Enuo), including Amb. Francis Bassey, Hon Oqua E. Oqua, for their continuous support to Odukpani Local Government Area. She reiterate her resolve in consolidating on the already gains so far achieved in ensuring the Council grows from strength to strength.

For appointees and councilors of Odupkani, 2021 Easter came with so much glamour and sober reflections as the chairman of council, Mrs. Justina Edem hosted them to a treat at the Cross River Cultural Village, where they were entertained with traditional dances, comedy, public interface and merriment.

The event which was in partnership with the G-5 group led by her president, Mr Effiong Edet Oqua (Etoakpa) had several dignitaries in attendance including the Vice Chairman Hon. Enefiok Inyang, The leader of legislature Hon. Eton Effiong Okon and Councilors, the Secretary Pastor Terrance Orok, Special Adviser to the governor on Public Affairs, Prince Eyo Ita Okon, as well as Appointees from State and Local Government and Odukpani PDP Chapter Chairman, Mr Edem Eyo Anam with his Secretary Mr Jimmy Ekpe.