By Our Reporter
The Director General of the Cross River State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, Rev. Hon. James Anam has tasked political stakeholders in Calabar Municipality to complement government efforts in ensuring the security of lives and property of the people within their domains to guarantee an enabling environment for the smooth implementation of lofty intentions of Governor Bassey Otu for the masses.
Speaking while hosting stakeholders across the ten wards of the Municipality in his office, the SEMA DG opined that: “Though security remains a top priority for the government, it also requires a collective effort from key players in the society to guarantee the safety of lives and property of the citizenry.”
Rev. Anam disclosed that the Agency will be taking delivery of the 60 bags of rice per ward as approved by the Governor for distribution across the state this week attributing the delay to a logistic challenge by truckers.
Speaking on behalf of stakeholders after a personal donation of bags of rice and a cash gift from the DG, a former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in the last dispensation, Bishop Hon. Ekpenyong Iso applauded Governor Bassey Otu for concerted efforts to restore the clean and green status of the capital city as well as the slots allotted to the municipality in appointive positions.
The erstwhile Leader of the Calabar Municipal Legislative Council appreciated the SEMA DG for the sacrificial gesture stressing that the initiative would assist in taking care of others at the ward levels and urged others to emulate the feat while awaiting the bumper package from the state government.
Similarly, the Director General, of the State Emergency Management Agency SEMA, Rev. Hon. James Anam, has appealed for patience and support from Cross Riverians to enable the new administration to succeed in the execution of its humane policies and programmes designed to drive economic prosperity.
Rev. Anam stated this in Calabar when he played host to members of his Ward Two political constituency in the spirit of the Christmas celebration.
He contended that “The Otu-led government has in stock various human interest driven initiatives meant to improve the living standards of our people while enhancing their economic base to promote self-reliance.”
Anam revealed that he opted to host his immediate constituency to ensure the season of sweetness trickled down to the grassroots to replicate the political tradition of the governor.
Responding on behalf of the Ward, the immediate past Councillor of the ward, Hon. Arit Effiom expressed delight over the benevolent gesture of the SEMA boss noting that the Christmas package will strengthen the bond and unity in Ward Two.
She commended Governor Otu for finding their leader worthy of the SEMA appointment given his experience and capacity to deliver.
Highpoint of the event featured the distribution of bags of rice and cash gifts.