The Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey, has urged the people of Uruan Local Government Area to harmonize, in their quest for more Families and Clans in the area.
The Speaker stated this on Wednesday, at Uruan Stakeholders’ Meeting held at the Council Secretariat, Idu, Uruan LGA.
Rt. Hon. Bassey who represents Uruan State Constituency, while applauding the stakeholders for their roles in the development of the local government area, urged them to harmonize and come up with a workable document that would expedite the creation of more clans.
“On the issue of omitted villages and creation of more Clans, we must come up with an important document. Let the Clan Head and stakeholders of each Clan sit down and bring up a working document. Then centrally, we form a committee that will harmonize the decision of the four Clans, come up with a central document for public presentation. It is the central document that we will present to the government”, he said.
He lauded the Council Chairman, Hon. Henry Udofia for convening the Meeting, maintaining that the task of developing Uruan LGA was a collective responsibility.
The Assemblyman called on the stakeholders to unite beyond party lines, so as to make room for more development in the area.
Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman of Uruan Local Government Council, Hon. Henry Isaiah Udofia, harped on the need for Community Policing and creation of more Families and Clans.
He further lamented the spate of armed robbery in the area and urged perpetrators, especially the youths, to engage in meaningful ventures while refraining from anti-social activities.
Other speakers at the meeting, including the Paramount Ruler of Uruan LGA, Edidem Atakpor Cosmos Nkanga, the Political Leader, Obong Ekpe Atakpor and Chairman of the Akwa Ibom State Roads and other Infrastructure Maintenance Agency (AKROIMA), Prince Godwin Ntukudeh, etc, threw their weights behind the proposed Community Policing and Neighbourhood Watch, describing it as a better approach at combating crime in the area.