A former presidential aide and chieftain of the APC in Cross River State, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla on Monday declared that there were sufficient reasons to believe that Dr Alex Egbona, the member representing Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, truly loves Yakurr people.
Obono-Obla made the assertion at Ugep,headquarters of Yakurr Local Government of the state, at the opening of a week-long training programme for farmers in the local government.
The training and empowerment programme which run simultaneously in the two local governments of the constituency is being organised by Egbona in partnership with the Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute, an agency under the federal ministry of agriculture.
Participants are drawn from all the wards of the two local governments and are being trained on modern food processing techniques.
Obono-Obla, a strong voice in the local government said he was impressed by the quality of representation so far displayed by Egbona within he period.
He said it was gratifying to observe that Egbona was very thoughtful and considerate of Yakurr people as demonstrated in the programmes and projects so far attracted to the local government.
He urged the trainees to make very good use of the opportunity, knowing that the best thing they could do for themselves was to acquire such knowledge that would make them become better persons in the years to come.
At the Abi training centre where a similar programme took place, representative of the federal government agency, Mrs Elemasho Mulikat Kehinde said it was necessary for the trainees to devote time to learn new ways of food processing for an improved livelihood.
Speaking on behalf of Egbona, his Senior Legislative Aide and former chairman of the local government, Chuks Agube said the training was just one of such empowerment programmes attracted to the local government by the legislator.
He said the dream of Egbona was to bring out millionaires from the constituency and noted that in the past, many people have been assisted with skills and funds to eke out a decent living.
The programme is expected to last for the whole week, while the trainees would be going home with cash and other basic farming necessities.