The Senator representing, Cross River Southern senatorial district, Sen. Gershom Bassey, earlier in March, facilitated the disbursement of N30,000 each to over 150 constituents from the 7 local government Areas that makes up the Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State.
A stakeholder from Akamkpa local government Area, Mr Asim Paulinus who spoke on behalf of beneficiaries from the LGA said the beneficiaries were very grateful to the capacity Senator, “God bless our Distinguish Senator Gershom Bassey as about thirty (30) beneficiaries from Akamkpa Local Government Area just received alert of thirty thousand naira (N30,000. 00) as Survival Fund as facilitated by our Capacity Senator. My people are very grateful.” He said.
Another set of artisans from Akamkpa LGA, were also empowered with start up kits by the distinguished senator. The Senator distributed, machines to proficient vulcanizers across the 10 wards of Akamkpa LGA (Akamkpa 1 & 2 state constituencies).
The Senator who was represented by Barr Ekpo Ada during the empowerment exercise stated that, Sen. Bassey’s empowerment wasn’t targeted at the rich but the ordinary man who are facing difficulties in other to make them self dependent. He urged the beneficiaries to make proper use of the items and better themselves.