Local Government

Ikot Abasi Council Chairman Restates Pledge To Partner Groups For Peace, Development

The executive chairman of Ikot Abasi Local Government Area, Elder Joshua Affia, has assured Ikpa Ibekwe Youths Association of his preparedness to partner with them and other groups, towards fostering a continuous peaceful co-existence and sustainable development in the area. Elder Affia gave the assurance at the Executive Chambers of Ikot Abasi Local Government Council while receiving in audience the executive members of Ikpa Ibekwe Youth Association who paid him a courtesy call.

According to him, it is the commitment of his administration to partner with youths as the future leaders to enable them to be acquainted on the way forward for peace and tranquility to continually reign as a panacea for development. The Ikot Abasi Council boss, who spoke of the importance of harmonious working relationship as well as partnering with youths, implored them to show respect to constituted authority.
He advised them to always shun every action inimical to peaceful co-existence as no development can thrive in an atmosphere of rancour, adding that youths should always be vigilant in monitoring the nooks and crannies of the area to ensure that criminals do not have a hiding place in the area. Elder Affia thanked the Ikpa Ibekwe Youth Executives for deeming it fit to identify with his administration and congratulated them for the successful clan youth election through which they emerged, adding that his administration would assist them within the scope of its limited resources. Speaking earlier, the president of Ikpa Ibekwe Youth Association, Comrade Inam Chamberlin Inam, expressed gratitude to the chairman of Ikot Abasi Local Government Area, Elder Affia, for emerging as the substantive chairman of the council at the recently local government election. They also commended the councilors for their landslide victory at polls. Comrade Inam said their visit was basically to pledge the cooperation of Ikpa Ibekwe Youth Association to the new administration and also to key into his transformation agenda towards the repositioning of the area. According to him, the body was highly optimistic that as a God-sent administrator at this appropriate time, his tenure would witness remarkable legacies for posterities. He commended the council chairman for the various steps he has taken since his assumption of office, particularly for creating synergies with groups and the people towards participatory governance. The president said the Ikpa Ibekwe Youth would work assiduously to promote the economic and social wellbeing of Ikot Abasi people and pledged their unflinching support and loyalty for him and his administration to accomplish his lovely programme for the betterment of the area. Comrade Inam used the opportunity to appeal to the chairman to support them in the equipping of their secretariat as it has been completed.

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