Councillors Can Also Create Lasting Impacts, Dr. Sampson Tells Itu/Ibiono Ibom LG Legislators
…As FirstBank, Lead Insurance Harp On Savings
Councillors from Itu and Ibiono Ibom local government areas have been charged on the need for financial intelligence given the current economic meltdown and the huge expectations of citizens on their political representatives.
Dr. Iniobong Essien Sampson, a seasoned senior Medical Doctor with the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, who made this call earlier today during a lunch spree with the Honourable Councillors, said it was imperative for them to make a mark of difference by taking advantage of whatever lapses left behind by their respective predecessors.
The Ididep born medical doctor, who spoke glowingly of their performances thus far, revealed plans to partner with the Councillors to organize a rewarding medical outreach for pregnant women, aged people, teenagers and those living with disabilities, stressing that provision of healthcare remains a topmost responsibility of any caring government.
He said “though the CORONA-VIRUS has caused a serious harm to our economies, you will agree with me that it will never stem down the expectations of your constituents. So in order to meet some of their demands, savings should be a necessity not an option. Also, people-oriented projects and activities should characterize your tenure. Make the most of your time in office and leave a lasting legacy that will keep your name alive even years after your tenure”.
Speaking also, representatives of First Bank Nigeria and Lead Insurance, admonished the Councillors to embrace the idea of saving for future events. Mr. Bassey James, a senior staff of First Bank Nigeria, who spoke through a representative, said savings for a specified period of time can guarantee execution of an impactful project by a Councillor. He called on the Councillors to be productive and deliver on the mandates given them by their constituents, adding that high performance of a leader determines his chances of long relevance in political career.
In their separate responses, leaders of the two local government legislative councils appreciated Dr. Sampson and Staff members of the two financial institutions for finding time to engage them in such rewarding conversation. Assuring them of cooperation, the two legislators said it was a kind of fruitful confab they have not had in a long time.
Highpoint of the meeting was a treat to sumptuous meals.