25 February, 2018

Living No Stone Untorn For Development, Itu LG Boss Dragged Two Heavy Weight Commissioners to Itam Market.

In pursuance and keeping with his electoral campaign promised to develop and take Itu LGA of Akwa Ibom State to a greater height, The Chairman of Itu LGA, Barrister Etetim Onuk on Saturday, 24th, February, 2018, played host to the Honourable Commissioner of Environment, Hon. Eniobong Esien and that of Housing and Special duties, Hon. Akan Okon respectively, as he took them on an “on the spot” assessment of the problems and challenges facing Itam market. Accompanied with his Special Adviser (SA) on market, trade and investment and the BOT chairman on traders’ welfare, Elder Godwin Ebong and others, the chairman appealed to the commissioners on the need to have functional drainage system to eased the challenge of flooding, which he said affects traders tremendously, most especially as raining season approaches.
Comm. For Environment, Hon. Iniobong Esien at Itam Market during the monthly sanitation exercise

Executive Chairman of Itu LGA, Bar. Etetim Onuk
Pleading with the two Commissioners to remind Governor Udom Emmanuel of his promised to Itam market, when she played host to the entire traders from the different markets in Akwa Ibom State in 2015, when traders endorsed and pledged their support for the then, yet to be governor, the SA to the Chairman of Itu LGA on Market, Trade and Investment, Elder Godwin Ebong pointed out that the drainage and other projects required in the marker is beyond the finance of the LGA, and as such, the state government should  do something urgently, as doing so would go a long way in boosting the confidence and trust of the traders in this government, which is doing well in every area.  The SA also pleaded for a polling unit and a ward to be created in the market, as the numerical voting strength of Itam traders, which has no equal demand such.
In his part, the Chairman also pleaded with the two Commissioners to consider constructing car park to eased traffic congestion in the market, toilets and convenience, as well as other facilities that would enable the market function at optimum capacity and up to standard. 
Responding, the two Commissioners who spoke separately promised to look into the request in line with Governor Udom Emmanuel’s development agenda for the state. They also appreciated the lawful conduct of the traders and advised them to always keep their environment clean, as well as not to relent in their continuous support for the government of Governor Udom Emmanuel as the only alternative to the development of Akwa Ibom State. The Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Iniobong Esien in his magnanimity offered an excavator to the market to ease the removal and clearing of gutters in the market.
The traders, who had had wind of the Commissioners’ visit on Sanitation day were not left behind, as they came out in their numbers to observed the monthly sanitation exercise, as well as welcome the Commissioners. The traders also appreciated Barrister Onuk for banning street trading, which used to be a menace for the market.

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