Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Transport magnate elected Village Head

Transport magnate elected Village Head

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a renowned land transport firm, By The Grace Of God Motors, Chief Samson Obot Nkamiang Assamudo has been elected as the village head of Ikot Udoma in Eket LGA.

The stressful selection process which took place at the ancestral shrine of the community was conducted by all the recognized family heads and King makers and attended by youth groups and security operatives.

Chief Samson Obot Nkamiang Assamudo in his remarks after his election by a majority of the family heads applauded the King makers and family heads for finding him competent to occupy the ancestral stool of his forefathers and pledged to bring his wealth of experience and contact as a successful business man to bear in the discharge of his traditional responsibilities.

According to him, the era village heads or traditional heads were living on stipends only is over, noted, “a village head without a defined means of livelihood is susceptible to be influenced by rich and powerful individuals.” 

He advocated for resourceful and knowledgeable blue blooded persons to take active interest to bring sanity into the traditional institution, averred, “a traditional ruler must be financially sound to make independent, just and equitable decisions, hence, the need to be either in business or have a defined means of livelihood cannot be over emphasized.”

The Obong Uforo of Ikot Udoma, pledged to rule with the fear of God and offered to accommodate all shades of interests and opinions especially those that also expressed interest in the traditional stool by adequately involving them in important decision making processes in the community.

He emphasized, his administration will happily accept constructive criticism and solicited the cooperation and understanding of all in his quest to move the community to a greater height.

The Managing Director, disclosed that he plans to establish cottage industries to harness abundant raw materials and economic opportunities that abound in the community, assured, a partnership agreement with a technical firm has been signed for the take off of a cottage industry that will change the image of the community.

The village head elect, advised youths to shun criminal activities, but should strive to complete their academic programmes in different institutions of learning or acquire a trade or skill to be economically useful to themselves and the society.

In his contribution, the Youth president of the community Mr. Peter Edohoeket applauded the selection process that saw the emergence of Chief Samson Obot Nkamiang Assamudo, and described it as stressful, but was widely acceptable to all including the youths.

He described the renowned transporter as a patriotic son who returned to the village about four decades ago and have contributed immensely to the growth and development of the community by attracting different developmental and people’s oriented projects that has improved the living standard of the community.

Edohoeket assured, Chief Samson Obot Nkamiang Assamudo will perform exceedingly well in his new position and restated their support and loyalty to enable him deliver on his duties.

“He will be alive to his responsibilities” Edohoeket concluded.

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