The leadership and stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Biase Local Government Area, Cross River State have been commended for giving an Umon indigene the opportunity to serve as Executive Chairman of Biase Local Government Area for the first time. This commendation was made by Professor Joseph Ana in an address he presented at a grand reception ceremony held in honour of the Chairman of Biase Local Government Area, Hon. Enebien Ndem Ana by the Umon Kingdom held at Primary School, Ikot Okpora.
Prof Ana who was the Chairman of the occasion used the forum to appeal to the third tier of Government to provide basic infrastructure to the people of Umon Kingdom who according to him had been totally neglected by successive administrations.
Ana who is a onetime Commissioner for Health in the State, enumerated the problems of the area to include, lack of roads, electricity, portable water, health facilities, thriving market and industry among others, and urged the Chairman of Biase Local Government Area to use his wealth of experience as a seasoned banker to better the lot of Biase people.
Answering questions from newsmen shortly after receiving an award, a PDP Board of Trustee member, Stella Atoe assured the people of Biase that the choice of Enebieni Ndem Ana was based on his commendable track record and commended the Umon Kingdom, especially, the women for the honour done her by recognizing her contributions to the Umon Kingdom and the reception organized for the Chairman.
Also speaking, the Chairman organizing Committee of the ceremony, Sonny Adaka, said the ceremony was organized to honour the first ever Executive Chairman from the Umon Kingdom and also appreciate the opportunity given to them by Biase people to serve in that capacity and appealed for cooperation and support from the entire Biase people to enable the Chairman achieve his vision.
Responding, Hon. Enebieni Ndem Ana thanked the people of Umon Kingdom for the honour done him and reassured them of total transformation of Biase in the area of agriculture, youth empowerment, wealth creation, education, health and construction of rural roads as well as tourism. Highpoint of the ceremony which was attended by Biase political leaders, elder statesmen, women groups among others were; cultural display and presentation of awards to the sons and daughters of Biase who have distinguished themselves in various capacities as well as a one minute prayer for the quick release of the Chibok Girls abducted by Boko Haram.
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