Nsit Ubium 2019: DON BASSEY ‘SHADECOVER’ REVEALS PLANS
*Promises free loans, scholarships
*Appraise Gov. Emmanuel
One of the leading aspirants in the 2019 election for Nsit Ubium State Constituency, Engr. Don Bassey, has said that award of scholarships to indigent students in secondary and tertiary institutions will be his priority if he wins the race.
The Nsit Ubium born successful entrepreneur – cum politician has also promised to establish a trust fund that would provide interest-free loans to entrepreneurs and ensure infrastructural development in the constituency.
Engr, Bassey who described the incumbent representative of the Constituency in the House as a God fearing, cerebral and efficacious leader, said he would sponsor bills to boost job creation for the youth and women of Nsit Ubium from 2019.
In an interview with newsmen on Friday in Uyo, the State capital, the philanthropist stated: “My vision is to establish, within my first 100 days in office, what would be called the Nsit Ubium Endowment Trust Fund Project. This shall be managed by a Board of Trusties to support the State government’s efforts on areas of social welfare, with a no-interest loan facility and infrastructural developments such as library, roads and hospitals.”
He added, “The fund will also be channelled into scholarship grants, Small and Medium Enterprises and other vital needs of the indigent members of the community in my constituency, which shall be supported by all the multinationals and renowned individuals living within my constituency, I shall donate part of my salary into it every month. This is what I’ve been doing these years and I believe that it is about time I enlarged it to accommodate everyone; young and old including the physically challenged”, Engr Bassey stated.
He used the occasion to extol Governor Udom Emmanuel’s achievements and developmental projects across the State, saying the State Chief Executive has lived up to the expectations of Akwa Ibom people.
His words: “Currently, we are living in a country where governors are certified authors of excuses of why they are entitled to fail, everyone is eager to celebrate Mr Udom Emmanuel, a proven performer. Everyone is eager to cite His Excellency (Mr Emmanuel) as an example, worthy of recognition and celebration. Everyone is asking the question; where is that Akwa Ibom Governor getting the resources to record all these great feats”, he quipped
Engr Bassey however, called on the people of Akwa Ibom State to “give the governor maximum support to completely industrialize the State for the betterment of this generation and those unborn”.