In the heart of Cross River State, an extraordinary tale of unwavering commitment to the well-being of its citizens is unfolding. Bishop Hon. Dr. Margaret M. Ene-Ita, the Commissioner for Social Welfare and Community Development, has embarked on a mission of profound transformation. Her recent endeavours to recover government-owned properties at Jebs Layout and Iyonde in Calabar South LGA are truly remarkable.
These properties, nestled within the tranquil landscapes of Cross River State, hold immense significance for the Ministry of Social Welfare and Community Development. They are the very infrastructure designed to serve the community, offering a sanctuary and essential services to those in need.
At Jebs Layout, the commissioner unearthed four detached bungalows, each housing occupants unknown to her. Instead of resorting to eviction, Bishop Hon. Dr Margaret M. Ene-Ita chose a path of empathy and understanding.
She approached the residents with unwavering confidence, assuring them that the government’s intention was not to displace them. She reminded them that Governor Otu’s administration is deeply rooted in the principle of “People First.” This commitment to the welfare of citizens is at the core of their mission.
She assured the residents that the “Season of Sweetness” has arrived, promising a brighter future for all. She reaffirmed that the government’s mission is to inspect, repossess, and reinvigorate these properties for the safety and well-being of the people.
In an era when stories of government insensitivity and heavy-handedness often dominate headlines, the commissioner’s approach shines as a beacon of hope. Her dedication to both the properties and the people residing within them exemplifies a profound commitment to the citizens of Cross River State.
Recovery, in this context, signifies not only the physical reclamation of these properties but also the restoration of trust in government as an institution that genuinely cares about the welfare of its people. The properties at Jebs Layout and Iyonde are more than mere structures; they symbolise hope, security, and community support.
Bishop Ene-Ita’s journey towards revitalisation is a testament to the power of empathy and effective governance. It serves as a poignant reminder that leaders who prioritise the well-being of their constituents can achieve remarkable feats, even when faced with challenges.
As Cross River State looks forward to a brighter future, it draws inspiration from the compassionate leadership of Bishop Hon. Dr Ene-Ita. Her mission to reclaim, renew, and revitalise these properties stands as a shining example of what can be achieved when leaders genuinely place the needs of the people at the forefront.