Mkpat Enin@35: Council Boss Unveils Logo, Pushes For Unity

The Transition Committee Chairman, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Lady Mercy Bassey has unveiled the official logo of the council in a build-up for the celebration of the 35 years anniversary of the local government.

Addressing a press conference in Watbridge Hotel Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, Lady Bassey explained that the 35th anniversary of the council was aimed at bringing Mkpat Enin people together irrespective of political leanings for the development of the council.

Lady Bassey unveiling Mkpat Enin customized uniform

She further explained that the theme of the event; “Mkpat Enin at 35: Our Journey, Our Story,” would give the people an opportunity to reminisce their journey thus far and know whether they’ve made a remarkable progress within the years and the areas to improve on.

Lady Bassey added that the event would give the people a roadmap to what they would want the council to be politically and economically in years to come.

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According to her, “The inspiration behind Mkpat Enin at 35 is to bring our people together, it’s about unity and development of our people. The reason for the theme is to guide us to ruminate our political journey so far and things we need to do.

“The event is a rallying point where we collapse our interest together for the development of our council. This wasn’t a one man’s idea but a collective ideas from my team.”

She recalled that the council earlier had stakeholders meeting where leaders of different political parties in the council gathered to forge a way forward for the council as the development of the council supercedes the personal or political interest of any indigene.

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“We had the stakeholders meeting where all the leaders in different political parties attended. At that point it was clear that beyond politics we share the same vision, which is the development of our communities.” Bassey said.

Speaking on the activities for the event which will be held on Friday, May 3, 2024, the Council boss said there would be an essay competition tagged, “The Mkpat Enin of My Dream” which will engage the youth and encourage them to envision a prosperous future for the council.

“This competition is expected to ignite the creative minds of young scholars and foster a sense of pride and ownership in the community’s development,” she added.

She also noted that the event will give the council the opportunity to give awards even posthumously to deserving sons and daughters of Mkpat Enin among whom are: Former Deputy governor, Lady Valerie Ebe, Chief Ikim, A A Imoh, D. S Udoinyang, Mma Etong, Obong Friday Ekpo Ekanem and Lady Ekaette Usip.