By Florence Kekong

Cross River Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Asuquo Ekpenyong Jr. has commended Hon. Legor Idagbo, Member, representing Bekwarra, Obudu and Obanliku Federal Constituency, for placing welfare of the people above politics.

The Commissioner who witnessed the end of year ceremony that held at Bekwarra on Wednesday, described it as a “Longstanding Empowerment Programme, most consistent and impressive”

While calling on the other politicians to take a cue from Hon. Idagbor’s laudable initiatives, Ekpenyong Jr. equally charged the Constituents to show their appreciation by way of offering continuous support to their son, who he furthered described as having result-orientated representation records at the Federal House of Representatives.

“There is no doubting the fact that Hon. Legor Idagbo is on the right path of development as he has placed people orientated empowerment programmes as a major priority.

‘I am optimistic that with the unalloyed support of his people, these laudable initiatives would grow into formidable Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), offering economic and development opportunities in the localities of the Northern Senatorial District”, he posited.

The ceremony which attracted dignitaries from across the country, ended with beneficiaries smiling

home with Tri-cycles, mini-buses, cars, grinding machines, sewing machines, among other gifts.

Worthy of note was also, the warm reception accorded the Commissioner, when he paid a courtesy call on the newly installed Ada of Bekwarra, Hon. (Signor) Omang Ideiege, who is also Commissioner, Youth and Skills Acquisition in the State.

Receiving the Commissioner, Ada Bekwarra applauded the good gesture of Ekpenyong Jr. in the area of youth development programmes that are opening opportunities for youths to diversify and become dynamic social entrepreneurs in the ever growing global competition.