Onuk bags best performing local government chairman award

The Chairman of Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state, Barrister Etetim Akpabio Onuk, on Wednesday bagged an award for his emergence as one of the best performing local government chairman in Nigeria.

Onuk, among other local government chairmen was awarded at the Rootwatch magazine national award in Abuja .

In an interview with Blueprint, the Chairman said the award is a privilege because the joy of any man is the opportunity to serve his people and that joy becomes fuller and greater when the little tries to do is being appreciated by the people and rated among the best in the country.

According to him, the award will only spur them the opportunity to put in much more of his best to ensure that they deliver on the mandate of their people and the mission that God has called him on to service of God and humanity.

” I feel grateful to God, the government, people of Akwa Ibom State for the opportunity and the people of Itu ocal government area because without them, I wouldn’t have been where I am today.

“I dedicate this award to God Almighty, to the People who believe in my government, the Governor of Akwa Ibom state, his Excellency Umo Eno and I believe in the fact that it pays to serve and there is always a reward for good service,” he said.

He said ” many people don’t believe in local government administration because they think it’s an avenue to siphone money but thank God we are able to make a difference.

“We have changed the narratives that you can still excel at the local government level to come up with visible achievements that touches the life of the people.

” The achievements that reflects more is when the old men, women may never have seen the president or governor but sees them through the program and policies at the local government”.

Also, Chairman of Rootwatch magazine,
Chief Bayo Ojo, said the award is been bestowed on the Chairman and others because is the hallmark of hope that in the midst of our tragedy of leadership, there are still individuals inspiring confidence and adding to the socio-economic and political value chain of out great nation .

In his words ” The most noble political creed any politician can adopt for the benefit of the society is the creed to bring improvement on the quality of the life of the people”.