The Cross River State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. John Gaul Lebo over the weekend held a family meeting in Ekureku I&II, Abi Local Government Area in pursuant to his interest.
Rt. Hon. John Gaul who is currently representing Abi State Constituency in the State Assembly is working out his way to the Lower Chambers of the National Assembly to represent Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency.
His engagement and consultation tour which included visits to some more council wards of Abi turnedout to be a family meeting when Mr. Speaker visited Ekureku Ward I.
Mr. Speaker who appreciated the people for their continuous support and considering also their proximity to his own ward and ties the both communities share emphasized that his interest to represent them at that level was informed by his zeal to serve his people and make laws that can better their lives.
In response, the community while appreciating Mr. Speaker, cited his well thoughtout ideas in the access road project in the community and explaining how much of a relief the project was to the people, especially how it was going to impact their economic lives.
Notwithstanding, they also used the opportunity to discuss some other pertinent issues that concern the community.
Leading in their discussions was the boundary issue between the community and their neighbouring Ebonyi State Community, which already is a known fact and how the House led by the honourable representative who doubles as Speaker, is already engaging the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, and his own to a joint session to deliberate a lasting solution to the problem.
This brought great relief to the minds of the people, as they pray the processes yields fast results.
Also among issues discussed were youth empowerment, and political appointments for the community, which both parties duly agreed on.
The issue of Police station wasn’t left out, as the primary essence of government is to protect lives and properties. The renovation of the Police station was well discussed and agreed on as well.
Ekureku Ward II consultation and engagement was also a train of discussion, which prominently featured the Songhai farm initiative, which the Speaker only recently facilitated an integral aspect of, which will see to its soon operation of the facility, and in turn create direct employment for over a thousand youths, and indirectly impact over ten thousand households.
Also in the discussion included Extension of the current access road to Ngarabe, Emin Ekpon, Itigeve and its environs, they believe it will create a major link for more people and carry more hamlets along.
Political appointments were not left out of the deliberations and consideration alongside empowerment and mobilization of women and youths (more prominently) in the community.
The political tour couldn’t have been called a day, without also visiting the Abi LG PDP chapter executive, where serious deliberations were made as it concerns the general welfare of Abi people.