Eyo Ekpo, the Cross River State governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, has revealed that his administration will create a
conducive working environment for automobile technicians and mechanics to operate from so as to make their jobs easier and smoother.
Ekpo who stated that this is the case with most cities in developed climes, added that the ‘mechanic village’ arrangement makes the sourcing of spare parts for the mechanics, technicians and vehicle owners a lot more easier.
He spoke when he paid a familiarization visit to members of the Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association (NATA), Cross River State council, in Calabar the Cross River State capital. He further added that his government will create a platform where the current artisans and technicians can upgrade their skills, and also serve as formal institutions where others can come for training.
In response, the Vice Chairman of NATA, Cross River State council, Edoho Sam, expressed the association’s readiness to fully support the aspirations of Eyo Ekpo but advised that the consultations of groups like this be extended to cover all local governments in the state. “We will give you all our support. My wife and all our children in the university who are up to eighteen and are of voting age, we will mobilize them you. We will put you in our prayers also because the journey is not easy.” He said.
Concluding, the State Chairman of NATA, Archibong Udoh said the association is not a political group but it has interests, and will always work for the protection of such interests. Archibong emphasized the group’s belief in action which is why it has consistently insisted on members having their permanent voters card PVC. He encouraged Eyo Ekpo not to forget the group when he is elected, and charged him to run his campaign with the people at heart.
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