BY: Obeten Godfrey
Popular Cross River OAP and former House of Assembly Candidate of the Social Democratic Party, in the 2019 general elections, Mr. Awade Friday has advised the newly elected local government Chairmen in Cross River state to focus on programmes and projects that will directly impact the life’s of the people.
Awade gave the advice via a post on his Facebook page where he said he would be critical on the policies of the local government administration for the next three years.
According to him, the newly elected local government chairmen in Cross River state have a lot to do, and must work assiduously in order to transform the fortunes and improve the life’s of their subjects.
He urged the new council bosses to shun cultism, and be open to criticism as this is the only way they could set a new agenda for the third tier of government.
The Facebook post reads:
Areas of Focus for newly elected Chairmen in Cross River State:
2. Rural Road Network
3. Primary Health care
4. Tourism Development
5. Agricultural Development
6. Educational Empowerment
7. Skill Development and Acquisition
8. Women Empowerment
9. Boy/Girl Child Development
10. Grassroots Talents & Sports Development.
11. Infrastructural Development
12. Care for aged & Traditional Authorities.
“This is not a time for celebration, its time to work, smart work and hard work. Every local Government Chairman have serious work to do.
“I advise all local Government Chairmen to pick from this List and Work for the people or else they wont like the reactions of the people towards them.
“I will be here to put my eyes on them and report every good and bad Representation on radio. (I am Battle Ready)
“I advise all the Chairmen to be open to criticism, shun cultism, bullying and build a formidable media Team.
“I want them to know that, from today our attention will move a little bit from the Governor and be focused on them.
“They should not forget they have only 3 years and after which their political future will either die or move to the next level.
“They should know that if they fail, they have failed not just the people but their family members.
“I am Awade Friday, the voice of the common man and the future of Cross River State’s political liberation.”