Rt. Hon. Eteng Jonah Williams
Rt. Hon. Eteng Jonah Williams

A chieftain of PDP in Yakurr and Commissioner 1, Cross River Local Government Service Commission, Chief Uket Obono, has commended the Speaker, Cross River State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Eteng Jonah Williams for grading the Mkpani-Ugep link road.

Chief Uket, who made the commendation while speaking with newsmen in Mkpani during a site inspection of the project, lauded the lawmaker for the gesture.

The party chieftain expressed satisfaction with the level and pace of work at the project sites visited. He said: “We are very happy with the level of work by the construction company. People are happy with what is going on.

“Leadership for me is to ensure that the people are happy. Whether you like it or not, people will criticize from time to time, but Mr Speaker will continue to provide the best for the people.

“What is important overall is, are you doing what people really want. People want you to provide basic infrastructure and things that will aid them to survive and today we are here because the promises we made during campaigns are coming to pass.”

He further assured that he will continue to support and stand with the Speaker to ensure that the constituents benefit from the dividends of democracy. While appealing that those who haven’t benefited yet should be patient, according to him “if it hasn’t reached you yet, it doesn’t mean it will not reach you.”

Also speaking at his palace, the Obol Lopon of Aduma, HRH, Obol Oden Dan Ubi, expressed the community’s appreciation to their son, the Speaker for not letting them down, he disclosed that before now, they were unable to access nearby Ugep community without passing through the Federal highway which was a longer route.

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He described the Speaker’s gesture as a timely intervention that would go a long way in helping the residents of both communities.

The royal father also appreciated the state government for paying N30,000 monthly stipend to the over 80 beneficiaries from Mkpani community alone, adding that, it will help cushion the effect of the hard economic times.